Tag : Alec Sims

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a Masterclass in Blockbuster Cinema

5 months ago / 0 comments

I was raised on superheroes; on the top shelf of the wardrobe in my bedroom there sits thousands of issues of classic comics, collected by my dad during his youth and devoured by me and my siblings during ours. This, of course, means that the films of the MCU have … Read More

How the mighty have fallen – the tragic decline of Netflix’s film selection

8 months ago / 0 comments

The competition between streaming services for film quality is becoming a battle of the titans and Netflix is being punched repeatedly in the stomach. This year’s big Christmas addition on Netflix was Love Actually. On Amazon Prime it was It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s hard to find a better way … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Issue 2

11 months ago / 0 comments

This week’s watchlist honours Black History Month by looking at 3 very different (but all excellent) films, each hugely significant in their own right both as pieces of cinema and cultural landmarks. These films are recommended with a special shout-out to Ava DuVernay who’s responsible for this week’s Friday/Saturday double … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Issue 1

12 months ago / 0 comments

We all have that friend – the crowdpleaser. Everyone loves them and they’re a one-size-fits-all kinda guy or gal so this week’s theme is in honour of those pals. These Netflix films are quick wins, easy peasy ones pretty much guaranteed to please even the most discerning of viewers.   … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Volume 16

1 year ago / 0 comments

We’re just about halfway and summer is slipping away fast folks so this week’s watchlist is all about bang for your buck. You could do all three of these in an afternoon and still have plenty of time for frolicking among the hydrangeas. All three clock-in at under 90 minutes … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Vol 15

1 year ago / 0 comments

This weekend marks the end of Wimbledon, and I see no better way to celebrate the conclusion of two weeks of people dressed in white, politely batting balls back and forth, than having a lot of sweaty, shirtless blokes bash each other about for a couple of hours. That’s right, … Read More