Original vs. Remake: The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds (1953) vs. War of the Worlds (2005)   The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by author H. G. Wells, first published in 1897, and focused on the earth in the days of an alien invasion. 56 years later, it was adapted to a film. The originalContinue reading “Original vs. Remake: The War of the Worlds”

Classic Film Review: War of the Worlds (2005)

‘It’s a fairly decent film hampered by its acting, storytelling and time’ War of the Worlds, 2005 Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman   Classic novel, brilliant director, big-name actor, rising young actress, remake of a popular film; what could possibly go wrong? BasedContinue reading “Classic Film Review: War of the Worlds (2005)”

Film Review: Ready Player One (2018)

‘A beautiful world full of colours and objects and places that are spectacular to see’ 2018 in Cinema: Ready Player One Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance   Based on the novel of the same name, Ready Player One is set in theContinue reading “Film Review: Ready Player One (2018)”

Film Review: The Post (2018)

2018 in Cinema: The Post, 2018 Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Poulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys   How to make an Oscar-worthy film: Hire an Oscar-winning director: Steven Spielberg, check. Hire an Oscar-winning leading actress: Meryl Streep, check. Hire an Oscar-winning leading actor: TomContinue reading “Film Review: The Post (2018)”

Classic Film Review: Schindler’s List (1993)

And the Oscar Goes to: Schindler’s List, 1993 Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz   During my review of The English Patient I noted how Colin Firth was the first actor to appear in three Oscar winners with my reviews, but that he wouldn’tContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Schindler’s List (1993)”