Brutal. Spectacular. Emotional. These are just some of the adjectives you could use to describe Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Dunkirk. The director of Inception, The Dark Knight, Memento and Interstellar is one of the greatest film-makers working today and he raises the bar once again with this bleak tale from World War II.
With war, you have to respect the past whilst allowing modern-day film-goers to truly understand the brutality that ordinary people like you and I went through on a daily basis. Continue reading
Foreword by Adam Brannon. In a new series, I look through an entire back catalogue of films to bring you Franchise Reviews. These weekly articles will review each flick in a particular movie series in under 100 words per film – trust me it’s harder than it looks.
To inaugurate the series, I’m taking a look back at Jurassic Park and its four films. What better way to begin. I hope you enjoy them. Continue reading
Foreword by Adam Brannon. I’m searching for unusual cinemas across the country. Picture houses that offer something a little different than what our biggest chains give their customers. Philip Jones, manager of Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire spoke to me about his role and what makes his establishment so special.
I was lucky enough to be invited by Philip to Kinema to attend a screening of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming war epic, Dunkirk. You can read about my experiences right here on Movie Metropolis next weekend.
In the first article of this series, I visited the Moonlight Drive-In whilst it visited Hull. It goes to show if you look hard enough, there are some great cinemas out there offering something completely unique. Continue reading
By Adam Brannon. Six years ago, I didn’t think I’d be telling you that a remake of the classic Planet of the Apes and its sequel would go on to be one of the finest double acts since The Two Ronnies, but that’s exactly what has happened.
Now, the final part of this incredible trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes is out and ready to conclude an incredible half decade of cinema. But is it as good as its predecessors? Continue reading
So, we’re on to the final chapter of the films that changed the way I have looked at cinema. A personal voyage that has delved deep into my childhood and my teenage years too. Film is a subjective journey that escorts the viewer into a new world, so it may not make sense to you why these flicks have been picked, but stick with them and all will become clear, or I hope it does.
If you need to catch up on my first five, click here. So, with the pleasantries out of the way, shall we proceed? Continue reading