Ranking the Mission: Impossible films

It's been 40 years since Tom Cruise made his big screen debut (he had a minor role in the 1981 romantic drama Endless Love). Over the last four decades he has brought to life such infamous characters as Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, Jerry Maguire and Ethan Hunt. Cruise has played Ethan -- the charismatic Impossible... Continue Reading →

Films watched and reviewed in January 2021

I kicked off 2021 by watching Casablanca for the first time; it fully met my expectations. Other films watched this month included the Oscar-nominated Pieces of a Woman, Da 5 Bloods and The White Tiger, as well as the BAFTA-nominated The Dig. 1ST TIMERS Casablanca (1942) - A great film worthy of its acclaim. ★★★★ [Full review] Demolition Man... Continue Reading →

The Dig review – An enjoyable film but if you’re watching it for the archaeology alone, you’ll be disappointed

Set on the eve of World War II in rural Suffolk. The Dig is inspired by the real life archaeological exploration of Sutton Hoo resulting in a significant discovery of Anglo-Saxon treasure. Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan take the lead as excavator Basil Brown and wealthy landowner Edith Pretty respectively, and they're ably supported by Ken Stott,... Continue Reading →

Hearts Want: short film review

Directed by Jason P. Schumacher and written by Ruth Maramis -- more well known around these parts as the founder of FlixChatter -- Hearts Want is an award-winning short film that sees two former classmates from drama school reunite years later on the stage. Coming in at just under 15 minutes, it soon becomes clear that... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Films Not in the English Language

When it comes to films recorded in a dialogue that isn't your native language, are you put off completely or are you still open and willing to watch it? In my experience there are several different groups of people when it comes to international films: some won't watch any film unless it is recorded in... Continue Reading →

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