A couple of nice responses to this week’s Quick Read, looking for some of your favourite film cameos – here you go, and thanks to everyone who offered their suggestions!Continue reading “Your Favourite Film Cameos”
There’s an argument that any cameo you notice could pull you out of the film and ruin your viewing experience, and there’s a truth to that.
In my opinion though, there’s a time and a place for a great cameo – and they often work best in films that might not take themselves too seriously.
That’s what we’re looking at with this week’s Quick Read… and one that might not have aged so well.Continue reading “A couple of fun cameo appearances”
Today marks the six-month anniversary of Late Reviewer, and I wanted to take a few minutes just to look back at what’s happened over the last half-year.Continue reading “Late Reviewer: The First Six Months”
When I started Late Reviewer, my intention was to channel all the negativity I’d been feeling during the pandemic into something positive and creative, and engage with a new community on social media.
While it hasn’t quite rid me of all my negative energy, I’ve been delighted with the response to the site on social media (Twitter especially) – I’ve had really nice chats with really nice people on all things film, but the response to the weekly By The Decade pieces have been particularly overwhelming.Continue reading “By The Decade: What’s Next?”
As this post is dealing with a brand new film, it’s not technically a Late Review – which means there won’t be any spoilers to worry about!
Tonight, I visited the cinema for the first time since March 2020, for a screening of Censor (2021) – a film I knew virtually nothing about.
I’ve deliberately avoided trailers, articles and interviews about the movie, and knew only that it dealt in some way with the Video Nasty era and could be considered a horror movie.
It’s difficult to say too much about the plot without giving anything away. Not that it’s a constant domino effect of trickery and surprises, I just think it’s better to go into this film as cold as possible and let the atmosphere pull you in.
And it’ll do that.Continue reading “A few thoughts on Censor (2021)”
Following on from this piece about actors giving performances that changed the way I thought of them, here are a few examples from readers – some good ones, too!Continue reading “More movie performances that changed YOUR mind”
There’s a scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin where characters are watching The Bourne Identity and Paul Rudd’s character states…
“Y’know, I always thought that Matt Damon was like a Streisand, but he’s rocking the shit in this one!”
It’s not a classic or even a classy quote, but it got me thinking about movie performances that changed my mind about a performer.Continue reading “Performances that changed your mind”
I’ll be honest, I’ve needed a bit of a pick-me-up this week, so figured I’ll have a quick dive into some movie moments which are guaranteed to turn my frown upside down.
I’d love to hear yours, as it’s always good to expand one’s cinematic horizons, so please drop me a line with any suggestions.
In the meantime, here’s what I’ll be watching…Continue reading “A Little Pick-Me-Up?”
Back at the beginning of the Euro 2020 tournament, I posted a few of my favourite non-football related sport films for anyone who’d rather watch a film than a match.
I’ve continued to tweet it throughout the tournament as Gareth Southgate’s team has done more to unite the country than anyone else in recent memory, with responses coming in over the weeks.
Whether we win or lose the final, it’s been a great ride, and we’ll be without international football for a while – so what better time to collate the results and give us something to watch once the final whistle blows?Continue reading “Your top (non-football) sports films”
When I posted the Quick Read about ‘give it a go films’ (by the way, if anyone can come up with a better name for them than that, I’m all ears), I expected a few great recommendations.
As always, you wonderful people haven’t let me down, so here are the films you suggested to get people to dip their toes into genres they might not otherwise bother with.Continue reading “Reaction: Your ‘Give It A Go’ Films”