The films that influenced me: Jack Horsley

Jack Horsley influential films

In the final chapter of the most influential films of Movie Metropolis contributors, our newest writer, Jack Horsley, takes a personal journey through film, picking out the 10 movies that have meant the most to him. You can find the links to Adam, Joe, Daulton, Jesse and Louise’s articles at the bottom of this article.

In this article I will explore the films that influenced me. Those that gave me a passion for film and helped me look at film the way I do today.

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The 25 day movie challenge

25 day film challengeIf you’ve been following current affairs recently, you’ll be well aware of the turmoil unfolding before our eyes. The coronavirus pandemic is one that has instilled fear into the minds of people across the globe, with over 1.5million cases and 90,000 deaths worldwide.

For us film fans, now more than ever can we rely on the medium to transport us away from the sadness going on outside, and take us to fantasy worlds with some of our favourite characters. With over half of the world’s population is under lockdown (an unprecedented statistic in the modern day in itself), now is the time to dust off those old VHS tapes, DVDs and blu-rays and watch as many films as possible. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with writer/director Yesser Laham

Interview with Yesser LahamForeword by Adam Brannon: it’s fair to say that the world is going through troubling times, and where many of us would find solace at the cinema, we are no longer able to do that. I’m sure, like me, many of you are feeling anxious about the months ahead, but we will get through this.

With that in mind, we’re trying to up the content on Movie Metropolis as much as possible, giving you interesting content to read, digest and share with your peers. We’re starting with a fantastic interview from writer/director Yesser Laham, who’s film Landfill stars The Exorcist’s Linda Blair. Read on to find out more about his incredible career. Continue reading

Like a Boss review “The equivalent of getting sprayed in the eyes with perfume”

Like a Boss movie posterI’ve lived a lot of places, and therefore, I’ve met a lot of people with different birthdays. I know someone that turned 18, and celebrated by seeing Avengers: Endgame on its opening night. I also know people that got to see movies like Knives Out, Toy Story 3, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And what was I so lucky to get for my birthday? None other than the new Tiffany Hadish and Rose Byrne film, Like a Boss.

This is a film with some people that have shown they are funny in the past, Salma Hayek in The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Rose Byrne in Instant Family, and Tiffany Haddish in [no movies found], so the fact that this movie would be garbage wasn’t a given.

However, shocking everyone in the cinema landscape, Like a Boss is one of the worst films of the year. I know the year is still early, but seriously, I can’t imagine it leaving the bottom five, even with the sequel to After coming out soon. So, what could make a movie so bad that I declare it one of the years worth with another 48 weeks of movies left to come out? Well, come with me, and I’ll show you a whole world of garbage, with this review of Like a Boss. Continue reading