Monthly Archives: March 2016

Review – The Survivalist

  The Survivalist is the directorial debut film by Stephen Fingleton, who also wrote the screenplay for the film.  His only previous screenplay, beyond shorts, was a 2006 comedy – The Battersea Ripper). It’s set in a post apocalyptic environment and follows a man (played by Martin McCann – X+Y, Killing Bono) who is living in a forest in a

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The Batman’O’Meter – The Range of Batman Performances

So here’s something I’ve been thinking about…The evolution of Batman in the cinema. The diagram below is something I’ve put together to try and show how different actors have approached the character of the Dark Knight. From left (camp dancing Adam West batman) to the darker sides of the caped crusader, I have both Val Kilmer and George Clooney shifting

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Review- Room

Fast on the heels of lead actress Bree Larson’s win as best actress in the recent Oscars we now turn our focus to the 2015 film Room which earned her that award. The film is directed by Lenny Abrahamson, whose most notable previous work was the 2014 Frank starring Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson. Based on the 2010 novel of the

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Review – Batman Forever

For the third Batman film in the ‘Batman vs Superman‘ challenge we turn to Joel Schumacher’s 1995 film Batman Forever. Having been disappointed with the box office performance (albeit still large in profit), Warner Brothers turned Tim Burton into an Executive producing role for the third Batman instalment. It’s said that this led to Michael Keaton rejecting a third film,

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Review – Superman

You’ll believe a man can fly… 1978 saw the first true superhero on the modern day cinema screen with Richard Donner’s Superman. The first comic superhero, became the first one to become a motion picture, and at the time, the most expensive film ever made with a budget of $55M. Directing the film was Richard Donner, whose main success to

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