Dunkirk is the latest big budget World War II film, that opts to join the crowded ‘war is hell’ sub-genre. Christopher Nolan writes and directs a movie that is less about the largely-silent characters and focuses on the loud, frightening world they inhabit.
In a year of great films, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is the latest to garner rabid praise from the critics; a Rolling Stone review argues it ‘May Be the Greatest War Film Ever’. Many believe that this is the first serious contender for the Best Picture Award at 2018’s Oscars. Continue reading →
Baby Driver is a uniquely exhilarating ride with some of the most inventive action sequences of 2017. These days, Hollywood is awash with an interminable deluge of sequels and TV shows brought to the big screen – Baby Driver is a refreshing drop in this tedious ocean. This is the story of Baby, a young getaway driver, who gets called into for one last job with Kevin Spacey and his crew of roughnecks.
With the numerous uninspiring car chases in recent films, it’s easy to assume the trope has been exhausted. Yet for a movie based almost exclusively around the car chase Baby Driver is excellent. Continue reading →
Hi, my name’s Charlotte. A couple of weeks ago, like many people, I went to see Wonder Woman. And, also like a lot of people, I came out of that film with a lot of thoughts and feelings about it, which I then basically summarised into this tweet:
We love buddy cop movies here at Culture Hash. What’s better than seeing worlds collide, when the mild-mannered ‘by the books’ cop is paired with a rogueish maverick? The film series that is responsible for defining this sub-genre is Lethal Weapon, where Danny Glover’s restrained Roger Murtaugh is paired with Mel Gibson’s reckless Martin Riggs.
The wild success of their 1987 debut spawned 3 sequels of declining quality, plus an even worse TV show which came out 18 years after Lethal Weapon 4. We’re looking at the TV series and asking whether it’s any good. How do the rebooted version of Riggs and Murtaugh compare to the original? How fun is the action? For answers to these questions and more, join us for the first instalment of the creatively-titled TV Series v Film.
The 89th Academy Awards gave us one of the most shocking award shows in recent memory. I initially thought the biggest controversy of the night was going to be La La Land winning Oscars at the expense of Moonlight, until it happened.
La La Land was mistakenly read as winner of the coveted Best Picture award, the climax of the show. The mistake was only rectified while the producer of the film was making his speech. The whole thing was a farce. Continue reading →