The Shape of Water

Top Ten Films Of 2018 – John’s Picks

2018 was a pretty good year for movies. A relatively large number of titles lived up to the hype, especially in the MCU where the ten-year build up paid off with the largest grossing film of the year...

Widows

Steve McQueen is one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation. His unflinching gaze has haunted us through tales of IRA prisoners, sex addicts and the American slave trade. With Widows, the direc...

The Blob

Some films take on a cult status due to their a strange combination of events. With The Blob it was a mixture of B-Movie tropes and one of the early appearances by future mega star Steve McQueen that...

Thomas’s Top Ten of 2014

I’ve seen many people claim that 2014 was a poor year for movies. Before I started this list I was inclined to agree. As I wrote up my shortlist however, I found myself making sacrifices in ord...

12 Years A Slave

“Sin? What sin? A man can do what he wants with his property,” hisses Edwin Epps as he beats one of his slaves to within an inch of her life. In this sentence he sums up the entire moral philosophy o...

Oscar nominations announced

The nominees for the 86th Oscar ceremony have been announced. Three films stand out from the announcement. The Steve McQueen drama 12 years a Slave picked up nine nominations which include three of t...

12 years a slave

With a more serious take of the slave trade in Pre civil war United states than was offered by Django Unchained we are presented with the first trailer for the forthcoming film 12 years a slave.  Bas...