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July 8, 2014

Top 10 Films of 2013

As part of our new weekly Top Ten lists, it’s time to reflect upon the films of 2013 and rank them according to our personal preference (and not just how much money they raked in). Unlike other lists across the web, our lists do not rank according to only critical praise. We consider more poignant factors such as enjoyability. Before we examine the list for Top 10 films of 2013, let’s take a look at some dishonourable mentions – films that were bad/disappointing and put a dampener on the exceptional standard of films in 2013.

Dishonourable Mentions:

Man of Steel – A disappointing, mindless CGI extravaganza that rivals the Transformers series. It [...]

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January 21, 2014

From Captain Phillips to Saving Mr Banks – Why no Oscar recognition for Tom Hanks?

Tom Hanks is undeniably one of the greatest actors of our time, this statement is further qualified by his two stunning performances this year in ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Saving Mr Banks’. Whilst the films has received some attention, I believe in light of the recent Oscar nominations Tom Hanks was snubbed of a nomination in the ‘Best Actor’ category. Despite having some awards already under his belt, this two performances definitely warranted a nomination if not the actual award.

‘Captain Phillips’ has been nominated for ‘Best Picture’ in the upcoming Academy Awards. This puzzles me as I believe the [...]

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