This is something I have been putting together for quite a long time now and I have held off posting it or even attempting to start the blog post in fear that I have forgotten and somehow missed a favourite film from the list. Barring in mind I got up to 72 films and then had to cut it down to the 50. I would like to make clear these are my favourite films, some might have happened to win Oscars as well and some certainly have not at all. The way I have decided on my favourites is the sheer joy they bring and the number of rewatches I have had over the years. While I have listed 1-50 a lot of them can be shifted around and changed with each other. It is going to highlight my love for musicals and for certain actors and actresses! I doubt it will contain many surprises though!Read More »
I signed up for Letterboxd way back in 2015. Yes, really! Although I didn’t actually start using it properly until the end of 2019 and therefore 2020 was the first full year that I logged every single film that I watched. Albeit not as many Cinema films as I would have liked, which leads me on to saying during the lockdown/furlough stage I spent a lot of time logging in the diary all of the films I had seen at the Cinema dating back to 2003 (yes, I still have my Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ticket). This obviously took a few weeks as I also logged the films I have review on here as well. So as you imagine a lot of time was taken to do this. It gives some amazing all-time stats though.
Here we can take a look at my 2020 stats and I am sure no one will be surprised with my most watched films either!Read More »
Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone has passed away aged 91 in Rome.
Affectionately known as ‘Maestro’ he is involved in some of the most memorable scores in film history.
Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, The Hateful Eight. His haunting melodies for Sergio Leone’s trilogy of westerns A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A lot of these films I have caught up with watching over the past few months and the scores blew me away each and every time.
He was presented with an honorary Oscar in 2007 and then went on to win for The Hateful Eight.
Let’s take a little bit of time to appreciate some of his most famous music from films . . .
San Francisco Police Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan is assigned to a case of a psychopath who has named himself ‘the Scorpio Killer’ and he must do everything possible to stop people from being killed by him.
During the American Civil War a bounty hunting scam joins two men together in somewhat of an alliance to find gold that is buried in a remote cemetery.
Here are the Male performances that have made my top 25 for the 2019 films that I managed to see throughout the year. This will include some 2018 films by date but due to the UK release dates they were available for this list. I actually had 45 on the long list so to cut it down it was a very tough ask! Some amazing films and therefore performances in 2019!
Richard Jewell is working as a security guard when he saves thousands of lives after spotting a suspicious package which has a bomb inside. This happens during the 1996 Olympics, but he is then accused of actually planting the bomb by the press and FBI investigation.
Three childhood friends who’s lives were changed forever in the summer of 1975 when Dave Boyle was taken away by two men. His two friends Jimmy and Sean were left watching as he was put into the back of the car. Then in the present day a tragedy brings the three back together again.