Category: Film

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Death of Sergeant Elias.

When I first saw the movie poster for Platoon in 1986, with Sgt. Elias’ arms raised in the air, I was […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Grapes of Wrath – I’ll Be There speech.

John Ford’s own understanding and fondness of the American people and their history is no more evident than in his […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Cinema Paradiso’s Kissing Montage.

Cinema Paradiso to my mind is one of the most heartwarming and nostalgic foreign language films ever produced. It begins […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Public Enemy (1931).

It was during the early years of the Great Depression, a time when Americans were cynical and jaded about their […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Jazz Singer (1927).

It was in the early days of cinema that four brothers, Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner arrived in Hollywood […]

Han shoots first! Solo: A Star Wars Story fan review.

SPOILER WARNING: Read at your own peril. There is a general discussion of the film’s content in the following review. […]

If Bogie weren’t an actor, he might have cut it as a professional chess aficionado!

Humphrey Bogart is one of the silver screen’s classic icons. Regarded by many as the best screen actor of all […]

Film Review: Molly’s Game.

I managed to catch Molly’s Game late in its release last weekend, and as usual I was blown away by […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi in-depth fan review: ‘From being underwhelmed to truly embracing a film with heart.’

SPOILER WARNING: There is a general discussion of the film’s content in the following review. Sometimes I wish the original […]

Why Rey is of the utmost importance.

I will try to avoid getting too carried away with plot theories and conspiracies in this brief article, simply because for two […]