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 →

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 →

Thursday Movie Picks: 2020 Releases

This week in Thursday Movie Picks - run by  Wandering through the Shelves - we've been asked to list three to five films that were released in 2020. As a pandemic often demands, I spent much of 2020 at home so the majority of films I saw last year were released and watched via streaming... Continue Reading →

2020: The Year in Review

2020 has been an extraordinary and unforgettable year. The COVID-19 pandemic saw communities rally together as the virus took millions of lives worldwide while healthcare and other frontline workers knuckled down and continued to provide their vital services. A myriad industries and businesses were affected. In the entertainment industry film productions were halted and when... Continue Reading →

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