Everyone needs a feel-good movie from time to time.
Everyone needs a feel-good movie from time to time. Sometimes after a rough day there’s no better cure than popping in a happy movie and cuddling up in front of the TV with a hot chocolate. Here are ten movies that never fail to leave me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, a film telling the story of how 340,000 Allied soldiers were evacuated from France back to Britain, is a cinematic experience unlike anything we’ve seen before. The audience is dropped right into the action from film’s opening scene and the tension doesn’t let up until its final moments. Despite being in awe and on the edge of my seat for the duration of Dunkirk, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing when I left the theatre.
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Harrison Ford is one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood and has been in some amazing films over the course of his career. The carpenter-turned-actor recently celebrated his 75th birthday, making this a great time to take a look back at some of his most iconic roles.
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With Christopher Nolan’s Second World War epic Dunkirk right around the corner, there’s no better time to brush up on your war-movie history. Wars have always been popular for moviemaking, but World War II holds top place as the most cinematically-depicted event ever. Over the past 70 years, movies have been made covering almost every possible aspect of the conflict in both the European and Pacific theatres.
Here are five WWII movies covering a range of perspectives and themes that you should see before heading to the cinema for Dunkirk:
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Action movies can be a lot of fun. There generally isn’t a whole lot of thinking required from the audience and it’s easy to just sit back and be entertained for a few hours. If you’re like me, though, you’ve probably noticed a lot of fight scenes in movies these days really suck. This isn’t just happening in bad movies either– there are a lot of big-budget Hollywood blockbusters being released with really underwhelming fight scenes. They’re hard to follow, choppy, and it’s generally difficult to understand what’s even happening. So what’s going on here?
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The more I think about it, the more I realize that The Grand Budapest Hotel just might be one of my favourite movies of all time. Director Wes Anderson’s attention to detail and the incredible amount of thought and care he put into every frame of this movie creates an experience you just don’t see with many movies anymore. This post will discuss just one method (of many) that Anderson uses to enhance his story: aspect ratio.
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The Alien franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs since the first film in the series was released in 1979. Both new prequel films, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, have been extremely polarizing among fans and critics alike. There’s one thing, though, that I think everyone would agree on: both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are prime examples of Ridley Scott’s excellent visual world-building.
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