Category Archive: Films essays and Opinion

Coming Soon: The Art of the Film Trailer & Ten of the Best

Film trailers have never been more important. You only need to look at the obsessive scrutiny over Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s trailer to see the continued value in the humble marketing teaser.… Continue reading

Forget Churchill & Darkest Hour, Wallace & Gromit are Brexit Britain on the Big Screen

Since the release of rousing historical Churchill biopic Darkest Hour it’s been almost inseparable from Britain’s current European crisis; Brexit. Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Churchill has been met with standing ovations in cinemas,… Continue reading

The Latest Picture Show’s Definitive Top 11 Films of 2016

It may be February, but it’s never too late for an end of year list…is it? Well, I’ve finally got my arse into gear to release The Latest Picture Show’s definitive list of… Continue reading

Fat City: John Huston’s Body Blow to Boxing Films

Boxing films, you know the script. The working class everyman down-on-his-luck battles against the avalanche of odds to hook, jab and uppercut his way to the top triumphantly. It doesn’t matter if it’s grief,… Continue reading

Cinema’s Greatest Scene’s: #9 Blow-Up

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… Continue reading

I Saw the Light: Historical Biopics Need to Stop

Ever since Daniel Day-Lewis confirmed his third Academy Award as Abraham Lincoln, in the ingeniously named Lincoln, biopics have spread like wild fire in the hope of burning bright enough to catch an… Continue reading

CINEMA’S GREATEST SCENES: #8 PATHS OF GLORY

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… Continue reading

Cinema’s Greatest Scenes: #7 Weekend

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… Continue reading

Cinema’s Greatest Scenes: #6 In Cold Blood

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… Continue reading

Cinema’s Greatest Scenes: #5 The Offence

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… Continue reading