“A lesson for film-makers” La La Land review

La La Land review: by Rob Stoakes

UK certification: 12A

14886217_1040838869357950_851251975_nScriptwriters! Directors! Anyone who works in film! Are you reading? Well, of course you are, the only reason movie reviews exist is to stroke your egos. I have some special advice for you, one storyteller to another. Are you sitting comfortably? Good. Now, allow me to put my advice in patronising capital letters.

SHOW, DON’T TELL!

I am sick and tired of moviemakers who forget that film is a visual medium. I play video games, and by far the worst part of any video game is when I’m not allowed to play the game anymore while a mini-movie tells me what the plot is. Every gamer hates that bit! So why is it acceptable for films to start thinking that they’re books? Continue reading

The Oscars 2015: Winners in full

The 87th Academy Awards brought some much-needed glitz and glamour to an otherwise very damp Los Angeles as the Hollywood A-list descended on the red carpet hoping to be leaving with the coveted Oscars trophy.

How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris hosted as the┬álikes of Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne walked away with prizes, take a look below for the full list of winners. Continue reading