Scannain Top 5: Robin Williams’ best performances

Scannain Top 5: Robin Williams’ best performances

The tragic news filtered through today (12th) of the passing of a comic genius. Robin Williams defined himself by his fast-paced ad-libbing in his stand-up, but in his onscreen performances he was able to bring many more skills to a raft of varied and memorable roles. It is this variety and talent to which we ..

The Movies Of 1994 – 20 Years Later

The Movies Of 1994 – 20 Years Later

Looking back through movie history is always fun for a movie fan, but looking back to 1994, you find yourself stunned at just how many classic movies came to life that year, how many movies became timeless classics and how many stars where catapulted to superstardom. There have been many years that we could think ..

Silver Screen Reflections – Horrible Bosses

Silver Screen Reflections – Horrible Bosses

Seth Gordon famously gave us King of Kong, before blundering spectacularly with the car-crash of a film that was Four Christmases. Now he returns with a brand new comedy in the guise of Horrible Bosses, an adventurous tale of 3 best friends who collectively decide that their respective bosses must die. High concept comedy can ..

Silver Screen Reflections – Source Code

Silver Screen Reflections – Source Code

A review of Source Code, the new sci-fi thriller by director Duncan Jones, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monahan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright

Silver Screen Reflections – Rubber

Silver Screen Reflections – Rubber

When I first heard that there was a new movie out about a tire that becomes a serial killer I was intrigued. When I learned that it is the work of French director Quentin Dupieux, I decided it was bound to be rubbish…until I discovered that Quentin Dupieux is better known as Mr. Oizo, the ..

Silver Screen Reflections – The Green Hornet

Silver Screen Reflections – The Green Hornet

It has been years in the gestation, it has one of the most acclaimed international film-makers on the planet in the directors chair, the source material spawned a hit TV series that starred Bruce Lee, and it has Christopher Waltz as the main villain, but for many people The Green Hornet revolves around one central ..

Silver Screen Reflections – The Social Network

Silver Screen Reflections – The Social Network

Back in the middle of 2009 the idea for a Facebook movie emerged and everybody was very sceptical about the idea. Questions were asked as to who would pay to see a movie about a website that is dedicated to sharing information amongst friends. It seemed nonsensical. Then Aaron Sorkin adapted a best-selling book by ..

Silver Screen Reflections – Despicable Me

Silver Screen Reflections – Despicable Me

The story-telling of the movies, more so than the quality of the animation, are what mark Pixar animated movies apart from all the pretenders to the throne. But the opposition are catching on quick, with this year seeing the delightful How to Train Your Dragon from Dreamworks Animation. Not to be outdone Universal are now ..

Silver Screen Reflections – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Silver Screen Reflections – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

It’s been twenty three years since Gordon Gekko stood tall and proud and announced to the world that greed, for want of a better word, is good. Oliver Stone’s expertly crafted portrayal of the 1980s Wall Street culture was meant to shock and show the world the dark underbelly of capitalism and how man is ..