Looking Back: The Dark Knight Rises

This was amongst one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2012.  It is following one of the most talked-about sequels in recent years and marks the end of an era for comic-book fans (in some ways). The Dark Knight Rises follows eight years after The Dark Knight and Gotham City has become a city of peace.  Having hung up the cape, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has turned … Continue reading Looking Back: The Dark Knight Rises

Looking Back – pre-Halloween Special: ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1992)

There was a time where horror films were not all about torture porn, found-footage or demonic possessions – this was a time when the genre was less indulgent in killing people. Francis Ford Coppola is known for his epic productions, such as The Godfather (1972) and Apocalypse Now (1979), but after the intense criticism from The Godfather III (1990), his next project is to direct an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic … Continue reading Looking Back – pre-Halloween Special: ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1992)

The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

2012 marked a significant year for me as a film buff. This year, after a really long lie-in and a practically redundant nap, I stayed up to pull off my first Oscars all-nighter. After bitching about some of the dresses (it looked like Shailene Woodley stripped a wedding cake of its marzipan and made into a dress from the 1930’s) and entertained about the stunt by Sacha … Continue reading The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction

Right, let’s get this ball rolling. First of all, hurrah for the The Artist succeeding in getting so many nominations.  It’s been reaping the awards since the season started so this silent film will not go down quietly (geddit? 🙂) in the fight for Best Picture.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has done remarkably well, considering it’s been on general release in just over a month. … Continue reading Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction