Big Ben in film: Top 5

Adam Brannon HeadshotBy Adam Brannon. Big Ben has been standing alongside the Houses of Parliament since 1859 and has become a symbol of the UK’s incredible engineering talents.

So when news broke on August 14th 2017 that its bells would fall silent for four years whilst necessary maintenance was carried out, it was met with a degree of sadness from the British community. In fact, the news was reported across the globe, showing just how important a landmark the clocktower actually is, not just to people living in the UK, but by fans of our history too.

This got me thinking, how many films has Big Ben featured in, and more importantly, has it ever featured in any truly amazing sequences in films well-received by viewers and critics alike. So, with that in mind, I decided to trawl through the archives and count down the top 5 scenes featuring the gargantuan timepiece. Continue reading

Review: War Horse (2012)

Steven Spielberg is undoubtedly one of the world’s most loved directors and is without question, the king of blockbuster cinema. He thrilled us with dinosaurs in 1993’s blockbuster Jurassic Park, had us in tears with E.T. and had our hearts pumping out of our chests with the Indiana Jones series.

However, here, the ‘king’ relaxes a little and delves into proper old fashioned story telling with the emotional rollercoaster that is War Horse. Teaming up with John Williams once again, the duo delivers a beautiful score to accompany a beautifully shot film. Continue reading