by Laura W
It’s fitting that June 15th marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Disney’s The Lion King. It also happens to be Father’s Day. The Lion King displayed one of the loveliest father-son relationships on screen. We all know the story of The Lion King, but what was it about the film that made it so brilliant?
by Laura W
Jesse Hector – does the name ring a bell? He was the founding member of the bands The Hammersmith Gorillas (also the guitarist) and Crushed Butler, and has become a permanent fixture in the English music press. Jesse Hector basically had it all, without actually really hitting the big time. The documentary, A Message to the World, follows Jesse, now a cleaner who also happens to have a rock and roll career that spans 50 years. I am a fan of documentaries, so was greatly enthusiastic about watching this.
by Laura W
In honor of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom’s 30th Anniversary, we’re going to have a look at some of the best musical pieces from the Indy series. The music from the series has become legendary, and the overall music has become one of John Williams’ most iconic scores.
by Laura W
The Star Wars series has been noted for numerous achievements, including that of its brilliant music. John Williams has created numerous masterpieces, but it is the scores of each of the six films that really stand out. John snagged an Oscar for Episode IV: A New Hope, for Best Original Score. Being the second most Oscar nominated individual in history (after Walt Disney), with 49 nominations, John’s work has gained him a reputation as one of the most famous film composers of all time. Let’s have a look at some of the memorable pieces from the Star Wars films.
There is no lie that the IWG Film team are perhaps one of the nerdiest group of cinephiles to ever grace this earth. If you ask us, one of us (if not all of us) has probably watched the film and salivated over it like an excited puppy. If you ever invite us over to your home, we'll head straight for your DVD collection; enthusiastically nodding "hmm, yes this is good."
Unfortunately, if there is so much as a gap in that collection we will shout, scream and flail (we're drama queens like that.) So here
by Laura W
In honour of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, many are having a look at some of Shakespeare’s best work, as well as films and other works inspired by the man himself. Let’s have a quick look at one of the most successful Shakespeare inspired films of all time, Shakespeare in Love. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Rush, the film was a massive success and scored Judi and Gwyneth top acting honours.
There will always be that film; a movie that inspires and carries on with you long after the credits role. That aching haunting moment when you stumble away from a screen only to feel that you are still in the movie, that takes something special,
So here; Cookie, Robbie, Laura, Jack and Leah tell us theirs.
by Laura Weaver
Let me be honest, for a minute, before I start this review (which will remain spoiler free) - I'm not a fan of political films/thrillers. I will watch and tolerate them, and some of them are very good, but they are just not my cup of tea. When The Fifth Estate was announced, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, it piqued my interest. Could it be that this would be the one film that would allow me to become interested in political films? The answer is a very large no.
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