Many films that are released at mainstream cinemas are likely to be big-budget blockbusters – these are the prequels, sequels and everything in between that may not necessarily be great movies, but will make loads of money at the box office (of course, there are some amazing big-budget films too, they are just rarer). If you are lucky enough to live near an independent cinema, you may be able to see some more unusual flicks.
There’s a few reasons I’ve got true crime on the brain at the moment.
When deciphering what makes a great film, it is clear that a huge part of it comes down to the director, and Alfonso Cuarón is one of the best in the business.
Horror films are rarely recognised for anything outside of their jump scares, especially when it comes to winning at big award shows such as the Oscars.
If you’re anything like me and get excited about Christmas the minute it hits December 1st (or even before then), then Christmas movies will be a pivotal part of your annual festivities.
Author and screenwriter William Goldman openly refers to his 1973 novel The Princess Bride as his best work – a view that speaks volumes considering his résumé. For a decade it seemed as though the whimsical tale of Westley and Buttercup would never make its way to the cinema screen. That is until Director Rob Reiner received the green light. The rest, they say, is history. December 4 marked the 30th anniversary of the film’s release in Australia and what better time to reminisce.
Before there were movies there were books, and some of the greatest films are adaptations of great reads. While many believe that the movies are never as good as the books, I believe that adaptations are a great way to share a story with those who don’t read, along with new generations.
Sometimes what makes a film special is watching the transformation of a certain character (spoilers follow).
It must be said that every filmmaker doesn’t set out to intentionally make a bad film, in fact they have every intention of making an entertaining film at the very least, whether it’s paying homage to a sub-genre such as 70’s Grindhouse exploitation, or like in the case of the new James Franco movie releasing soon, The Disaster Artist, that goes behind the scenes of one of the most celebrated bad films of all time, The Room (2003).
Jennifer Lawrence in an American actress who is well known for her roles in The Hunger Games series. Like many, I fell in love with her because of her performance in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and have watched her journey ever since.
Hans Zimmer is a renowned German composer who over the course of his career, has created over 150 soundtracks and movie scores.
Oscar season is almost upon us. One of the first big announcements of the season is the full list of animated feature nominees in consideration.
Quentin Tarantino has now directed eight feature length films. Not only is his filmography excellent, it is also littered with easter eggs for the more-than-casual fan.
As wonderful as it has been growing up in Australia, one thing I’ve always envied is how big of a deal Halloween is overseas, especially in the US.