How Mindhunter Makes Conversation More Frightening Than Blood

I know I’ve been on a bit of a ’70s run recently, with the likes of The Long Goodbye, The French Connection, The Parallax View and Marathon Man, so I thought this would be a nice change of gear with recent Netflix series Mindhunter. But, ah ha! I’ve fooled you, because Mindhunter is actually setContinue reading “How Mindhunter Makes Conversation More Frightening Than Blood”

The Awesome Bleakness Of The French Connection

This happens to be a great film, yet also an action film, yet also with a deep, dark message. How? In the modern age, it’s sad that all of those are basically exclusive from one another. But, back in the early seventies, The French Connection was just about ready to revolutionise cinema. The story isContinue reading “The Awesome Bleakness Of The French Connection”

Is Hidden Figures Too Sentimental To Be A Good Film?

Please forgive me if I didn’t go into watching this one with the most enthusiasm. Why, you ask? Because it feels like I’m watching it for the umpteenth time. I think it may only have been the second or third, but Hidden Figures has been all over our screens since it was released in 2016.Continue reading “Is Hidden Figures Too Sentimental To Be A Good Film?”

Why The Hidden Gem American Animals Is So Captivating

This is a true story. I know. I didn’t have the intangible excuse of saying how unbelievable this heist was and that it would never happen in real life – because it did. There was something really appealing about this film throughout, but I’ll come on to that a little bit later. American Animals isContinue reading “Why The Hidden Gem American Animals Is So Captivating”

Why All the President’s Men Is The History Lesson We All Need

It’s weird. How can, even though I know what’s going to happen, a story be so gripping? Watergate is very well known. But the finer details – how did they managed to come to the conclusion? And therefore force Nixon’s resignation? Who was really involved? What evidence did they actually find? How did they endContinue reading “Why All the President’s Men Is The History Lesson We All Need”

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