Yearly Archives: 2015

Film Review: Enemy

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I find it really interesting that one fact can be taken by two different people and used to make entirely reflected points. Seven days after Mark Kermode had said that On-Demand film services and cross platform releases were a good thing as they allowed the widest possible audience the chance to view a film that …

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TV Film Review: Esio Trot

Posted on by 5WC in Television

If you’ve read my review of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical that I saw in the West End earlier this year, you will know that I am something of a Roald Dahl fan. And so, when I saw that the BBC were showing an adaptation of Esio Trot, written by Richard Curtis, on …

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Book Review: Lord Of The Flies by William Golding

Posted on by 5WC in Book

I think it is fair to say that every school child in the UK, within living memory, has almost certainly read Lord of the Flies by William Golding. And it’s probably fair to say, that the majority have probably not picked it up and re-read it since! I know I certainly hadn’t, but it’s funny …

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Film Review: Hockney

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I’m not sure what drew me to watch Hockney, probably just a simplistic love of art more than anything else. Especially as I remember sitting in the cinema, seeing the trailer for the first time and thinking “not for me, thanks”. And yet, there it was, available on-demand and so, for some reason I gave …

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Film Review: Unbroken

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Written by the Coen Brothers and directed by Angelina Jolie, Unbroken tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Italian American Olympic athlete who faced extraordinary peril, suffering and abuse during World War 2. And with the writing talents of the Coens’ entrusted to Jolie, now looking to make a name for herself as much behind …

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My Top 5 Films : Film Review 2014, Part 2

Posted on by 5WC in Film, Opinion

Lunchtime today saw Part 1, My Worst 5 Movies Of 2015 published and now it is time to follow that up with Part 2, My Top 5 Movies I’ve seen this year. It’s a surprising list, comprised almost entirely of smaller films that I watched at home rather the big blockbuster cinema experiences. So, without …

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My Worst 5 Films: Film Review 2014, Part 1

Posted on by 5WC in Film, Opinion

It’s the start of a new year, and as people wake up head’s pounding as the hangover of another anticlimactic party looms large, it seems the perfect time opportunity to look back over the 150 odd films I watched last year and give you my pick of the worse cinematic offerings to grace my life.

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