2015 is just around the corner, and here are the movies the I'm With Geek Crew are most looking forward too!
by IWG Staff
Another year has fizzled out! As we pop the bubbly wine and reminisce on the highs and lows like the Facebook, A Year In The Life Of app, all us cinephiles are rounding up the joyous wonders that have come to us via screen. These movies are the crème de la crème, the ones that captivated our imaginations, pulled at our heart strings and made us leave cinemas looking like we're high.
So we've put our heads together and have come up with our particular favourite movies of the year. Is your favourite here?
by IWG Staff
Well, it certainly has been an exciting year for movies. From Calvary to Under The Skin, Guardians of the Galaxy to The Lego Movie, there has been a whole host of films that has caught our imagination and sent us on a wild trip through the excellence of cinema.
And then this tripe came out!
So we've put our heads together and come up with some of the worst films of 2014. Is your least favourite here?
by Paul Costello
Before we start, here's a minor art history lesson;
In the early stages of the 20th Century, there came a new movement in the realms of avant-garde art: Cubism. Propelled by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso (with whom the style is chiefly associated in the popular consciousness), Cubism was a manner of formal deconstruction, an attempt to break down a chosen subject and reassemble it as a single image presented from multiple perspectives.
Now, this may all seem like a rather ill-suited introduction to a review of Birdman, but I assure you that I am going somewhere with this, because if nothing else, Alejandro González Iñárritu is a film-maker who is clearly well-versed in de-constructing and reassembling individual events presented from multiple perspectives.
by Jennifer Drewett
When done right, horror films can be absolute masterpieces that cause a massive sense of terror and fear. Such classic films as Psycho, Shallow Grave and The Exorcist are seen as classics because of their ability to cause such an impact on the audience through sheer terror. From the scary imagery to the more psychological mind games they may play. It’s always a massive shame when horror is done poorly, when things that are supposed to scare us either makes us yawn in boredom or laugh at the absurdity of the thing.
The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death unfortunately lies in the latter category.
by Cookie N Screen
The story of life and love, for a majority of people, can be summed up easily by films. Two people meet, they fall in love, they get married and no matter how happily it ends, there is always tension. Sometimes, movies handle the subject with an overbearing romantic narrative that saturates the plot with this unrealism. Others are too heinously bleak and, whilst depicting real life situations, are heavy on the heart break. Director Antonio Marzotto’s Short Love Story is one teaming with humanity, in a small one inch coupled as they transcend through moments in their lives in calm and collected tranquillity
by Matthew Howe
Hi, everyone. It’s Chicago here.
We’re not sure if you’re familiar with us, but we’re a pretty nifty city. We’ve got the number two and number three tallest building in America. Our steaks are the best you’ll ever eat, we do hot dogs the right way (not to mention we’re the home of deep dish pizza) and we have a rather nice lakefront.
And our observatory complex? To die for.
by Dave House
Yasukuni is a provocative documentary about war, peace and Japan’s ambiguous relationship to its role in the Second World War and the current state and international standing of its empire. The film is directed by Li Yang; a Chinese national who has spent the last 20 years in Japan documenting the Yasukuni shrine for ten years.
by Laura W
The Christmas season is a happy, joyous time. It gives us good food, presents, family time and a few laughs. It also brings about festive music, films and television specials. Sometimes though, the season can bring out a variety of emotions. TV specials and films can contribute to these emotions.
Let’s take a look at some of the most tear inducing moments in Christmas films.
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Movie Monologues -
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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