Considering the way 2020 went with the cinema closed for most of the year, even when they reopened the new films being offered were few and far between. Although I cannot really complain too much with getting to see all three Lord of the Rings extended editions twice something I had wanted to do for many years. So this year I have had to combine the small number of cinema films which include some 2019 films but due to UK release dates qualify for my top 10 best films of 2020 list! Then combined with films then added to streaming sites and catching up with some before the end of the year. At one point I was unsure if I could even pick a top 10, so it could be my most interesting yet!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 »
Today Cinema First released a list of films that can be used at cinemas when they reopen in July. With Cineworld being the first to announce a date for England on 10th July they will then need films to show. The list has a very wide variety of genres as well as from all decades. I personally hope to see a lot of older films on the big screen for the first time, I don’t want recent ones given a release! Let’s appreciate some amazing films on the big screen for what could well be the very first time (Yes Casablanca and Some Like It Hot I am talking about you, not forgetting my all time favourite When Harry Met Sally!)
Here are the 450 films that could be shown in July at a cinema near you!
1917 *also available in IMAX and 4DX
2 Fast 2 Furious
20 Feet from Stardom
2001: A Space Odyssey *also available in IMAX
28 Days Later
42nd Street The Musical *Event Cinema
9 to 5
Over the years I have found myself collecting and saving Screenplays from some of my favourite films. I have therefore decided to start a new feature Screenplay Sunday where I will be posting a film screenplay each week!
I thought what better way to start it than with Parasite?
Here we go with the full list of the winners from the 92nd Academy Awards, on what turned out to be a historic night with Parasite being the first foreign language film to pick up Best Picture and four awards overall! Well done Bong Joon-ho!
- Best picture – Parasite
- Actor in a leading role – Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
- Actress in a leading role – Renee Zellweger for Judy
- Best supporting actor – Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
- Best supporting actress – Laura Dern for Marriage Story
- Directing – Bong Joon-ho for Parasite
- Original screenplay – Parasite (Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won)
- Adapted screenplay – Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)
This year was certainly some kind of record of watching all the Best Picture nominees before the end of January, I mean even when the nominations were announced I only had Parasite left to see. Hopefully that is a good sign for the future and allowing better UK release dates for the awards buzz films. It can easily get frustrating at times and this year only one film out of the nine was a film I disliked intensely. I adore and love Jojo Rabbit, so much I have set a new cinema viewing record of five for that amazing film. With that I really liked and enjoyed the rest of the films. Which I guess is not bad at all and I feel that this years nominees are a lot stronger than last years! Just incase you haven’t heard about these films enough lets take one final look at them before the Academy Awards take place on Sunday!
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Kim Ki-taek and his family are all unemployed and living in a basement level apartment with not a lot of space, or even WiFi. They are struggling to survive and don’t really have much ambition between them. Even though Ki-woo and Ki-Jung have impressive skills. When an opportunity arrises to work for the wealthy Park family a plan is put in place.
*Original title – Gisaengchung
Curzon announces Parasite special previews plus live satellite Q&A with BAFTA and Oscar-nominated Director Bong Joon Ho on 3rd February.
● Director Bong Joon Ho will be appearing live at Curzon Mayfair with over 140 cinemas
● The screening takes place the evening after Parasite competes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Not In The English Language at the BAFTA Film Awards 2020.
● The satellite stream will include British Sign Language interpretation and an on-screen live speech to text service so that event is accessible to hard of hearing and deaf audiences.
● Parasite then goes on general release in cinemas nationwide from Friday 7th February.
The satellite Q&A event is supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.
To book tickets – http://www.parasitemovie.co.uk