What will make her list?
First it was L, then it was G, followed by B and finishing with T Hayley Charlesworth stellar series has covered some of the best LGBT cinema. Celebrating the greatest queer films, Hayley continues with trans cinema.
What will make her list?
by Amber Maishment
It almost feels odd to try to sell or persuade somebody to watch such a dramatic and traumatic film that is set almost entirely inside a prison. It’s not a story that anybody would particularly rush to see – in fact, on it’s initial release, not many people did go to see it, despite being nominated for many Oscars, including Best Picture. It was only when it was released on home video that sales started to increase. The Shawshank Redemption is a film that needed the powerful word-of-mouth technique, so if by now you still have not seen this incredible movie, drop whatever plans you have tonight and get your hands on it! You will not regret it.
by Jo Johnstone
The Apple Store on Regents Street is buzzing as usual. Their gleaming phones and iPads line every table and surface in the large room. I casually walk in with my Samsung phone wondering if I will get asked to leave. I am not here to join the apple/dark side by trading in my Samsung phone, I am here because up stairs the directors of the new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier and two of its stars, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are here for a quick Q & A regarding Marvels latest offering.
Its a small crowd in the sectioned area of the store that await the arrival of the panel and some have really made the effort. Immediately I notice two girls dressed as Captain America and a sea of Marvel fan tees.
by Ben Mapp
‘…Don’t. Trust. Anyone.’
It’s hard to believe that this film is actually the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, which was generally agreed to be on the lesser side of the MCU scale when lined up with its superhero siblings. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) started out as a dull, passé protagonist of an experimental movie who reached a surprising and dramatic learning curve in 2012’s Avengers Assemble.
by Jo Johnstone
Films have and will always be filled with ideas and themes. From emotional, political, psychological and beyond. The number and variety of ideas that can be expressed within a film are endless. For this months Movies In Motion, we look at a short film that considers the possibility of creating life as well as the choices we make within our own.
by Jack Morris
Being a film fan is a difficult job at the best of times. To the people around you, you are supposed to be an all knowing oracle of the history of film from Birth of a Nation right the way through up to present day. You are the person they sneakily text under a table when they are stuck on a question at a local pub quiz and heaven help you if they don’t like the film you have suggested.
You know how it is. You have had a terrible day. Maybe someone has been mean to you, or you aren’t feeling very well. Maybe your jobs a joke, you’re broke and your love life is DOA. All you want to do is come home and pop on one of your favourite movies. That movie that wraps its arms around you, in its motherly bosom and says “it’s ok, everything will be alright.”
We all have those movies. Our writer Paul Costello dubs them Chicken Soup for the Soul Movies. What a great phrase. So to celebrate that, we at I’m With Geek talk about the movies that we love to watch to cheer us up!
Head of Film -
Cookie 'N' Screen
Writer of the Month
Film News -
Keep up to speed with the latest news from the world of cinema
Must See Movies -
A list of independent films we are looking forward too!
Movie Monologues -
Paul Costello counts down the best speeches in cinematic history every Thursday.
Movies In Motion -
Jo Johnstone explores the world of stop-motion animation from adverts to features every last Friday of the month.
Experiment 626 -
Our writers exchanged DVDs and here are the results
We'll Fix it in Post -
Graham Osborne gives us the run down on how certain movies could be improved.
The Horror Vault -
The dark side of cinema
You May Have Missed -
Movies that passed you by.
From The Trenches -
Matthew Howe delights with stories from the front line!
Hidden Heroes -
Celebrating those incredible people often in the shadows of cinema
So bad they are actually good!
Straight On Till Morning - Leah looks at the impact of childhood films
Monthly Musical Moment -
Taking a look at the best soundtracks and music moments