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Historical Inaccuracy in Hollywood – Part 2

300 Based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name, 300 is based on the true story of the Battle of Thermopylae in which 300 Spartan soldiers stood with a united Greece to fight off a Persian invasion…
Historical Inaccuracy in Hollywood – Part 1

It’s important remember to take any movie marked by the well-known phrase ‘based on a true story’ with a pinch of salt. No matter how accurate it may be the story will always be told through the eyes and mind…
Unlikely Films Based on Shakespeare Plays – Part 2

Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is arguably Shakespeare’s best known production, in fact it could even hold the title for the most famous play in history. It’s a somewhat timeless love story that revolves around two feuding families constantly…
Unlikely Films Based on Shakespeare Plays – Part 1

William Shakespeare is one of history’s most celebrated playwrights. The fact that his works are still performed over 400 years after he wrote them is a testament to his adoration that is as strong now as it ever was. It’s…
The Top 5 Wes Anderson Movies – Part 1

It’s often stated that there are two genres that are continuously overlooked when it comes to the awards season in Hollywood, those genres consist of horror movies and comedy movies. Though this isn’t entirely true, particularly in the latter of…
The Top 5 Wes Anderson Movies – Part 2

3. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is a parody of and (as many are) a homage to the work famous ocean explorer and documentary maker Jacques Cousteau and as such is dedicated to…
The Best Modern Westerns – Part 2

Cowboys and Indians A classic trope of the western is of course the rivalry between cowboys and the Native Americans, usually the Native Americans were stereotypically represented as the villains but when Kevin Costner created Dances With Wolves in 1990…
The Best Modern Westerns

Each genre of movie has it’s classic that change the face of it and become templates for more to follow. It is likely that no other genre has more “classics” than the Western. In both the silent era and from…
The Ultimate Movie Scores – Part 2

3. Man with No Name Trilogy Also known as the “Dollars Trilogy” this consists of the three Sergio Leone directed films A Fistful of Dollars, A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. These are the…
The Ultimate Movie Scores – Part 1

Movies and music have always had a close relationship, perhaps it’s because it was the only accompaniment during the silent era and it just seemed to stick around after? Or (more likely) it’s the way music can convey emotions in…