Often the visuals of a film are what make them recognisable epics that creep up in every “Top 10” list that comes out. With technology developing as fast as it is, new cameras and CGI can sell a film on its own and soundtrack seems to become more overlooked. That’s why I’m going to do a rundown of five memorable film soundtracks.
Blending moments of utter tranquility with unforgiving emotional heights, Big Fish & Begonia had me floored in its opening act and kept me hooked until the very end. Unlike most of the content reviewed on this blog, I stumbled upon this film by chance and found myself in shock that it flew under my radar.
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is one of my favourite animated films of the last decade and I’m only 20 years old. That’s like half of my life and I’ve seen a lot of animated movies. I’m aware that having grown up on Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy had an influence on my initial desire to see this film. I’m also aware that the legacy behind the characters skewed the viewing experience so that I am more inclined to enjoy the end product. That being said, I did the same for Venom (2018) and I kind of hated that movie so lets get into it.
Rocketman hits every note and is certainly striking a chord on a global scale. Taron Egerton’s portrayal of the talented yet tortured music legend seems to have captivated critics and audiences alike; garnering a high 80’s on Rotten Tomatoes for each! Seeing all the hype, I took a trip to the (surprisingly empty) cinema to check it out. Do I think it holds up?
I don’t hide the fact that this blog basically went dormant from the end of 2017 to the start of 2019. When I decided to come back, I started by trying to figure out why I fell out of love with it in the first place. Other than the start of my journey into university, there was one major thing that almost kept me from blogging about (or even watching) anime again. Seasonal anime.
We’ve waited for months and it’s finally here, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally here. Well, in another 9 months. But that’s okay! Nintendo know better than to leave fans in the dark so we were treated to 27 minutes of gameplay that reveals so much that it deserved its own article separate to the general Nintendo E3 Rundown.
Although I usually pick and choose which conferences I watch when it comes to E3, I’ve actually been pretty on top of everything so far. Whether it be through excessive memes on twitter or watching my friends get excited about games I hadn’t heard of, I knew the best had yet to come.
Nintendo will always be my number one and their direct is the only one where I actually set an alarm to make sure I wouldn’t miss it. So now it’s over, let’s have some fun talking about what just happened (hint: it’s a lot).
“Don’t stop shooting!”, One Cut of the Dead is the story of a low-budget filmmaker amidst a hectic zombie production when a real zombie wreaks havoc on the cast and crew. With a perfectionist, psychotic director filming a once in a lifetime scenario and a steadily growing body count, two amateur actors must fight to survive.
Chillingly surreal and visibly tinged with the experiences of its director, Get Out (2017) displays the modern day America in a mind-bending Horror format. Whether it to be considered an exaggerated form of the location or a gruelling commentary through the eyes of an African American perspective, to call the world “fantasy” is an insult. Get Out is one of these movies that is able to articulate its social commentary effectively without compromising the entertainment factor for a general audience. As a white eighteen year old from England, there’s only so much relatability I can confidently describe. I’d be lying if I said this film’s setting felt completely disconnected from the world we live in, but I understand that it’s not my place to delve into such a controversial topic without the experience needed to fully comprehend it. That being said, this movie was intriguing nonetheless and lead me to spend many hours analysing all of the MICRO elements hidden away. I’m excited to discuss what I found.
You guys asked for it, so here it is. Alice & Zoroku is a show that I watched as it aired but dropped around episode 3 or 4 due to a lack of interest and that exams were taking full control of my schedule. First of all, thank you to everyone who told me to give this another shot because this show had a lot more going for it than I gave credit for. Not only mixing up the general supernatural escaped test subject premise that’s been done to death but working so well to present its own themes entirely. Albeit a bit late, here are my full thoughts on Alice & Zoroku.