Retrospective – Ezekiel 25:17

Without even being a fan of Tarantino you’ve more than likely heard of the Ezekiel 25:17 speech. It’s hard to think of a more iconic cinema moment; it’s Tarantino and moviemaking at their finest. Pulp Fiction was deemed an instant classic, even labelled a masterpiece, when released in 1994. There were hundreds of quotable lines, but there … Continue reading

Retrospective – coulda been a contender

When reminiscing over classic movie moments it’s hard to think of many before Marlon Brando’s name pops up somewhere. And this retrospective list is no exception. Enter Marlon Brando’s Terry Malloy, from the 1954 classic On the Waterfront. “You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead … Continue reading

Retrospective – You talkin’ to me?

You talkin’ to me? It’s a phrase so famous that you’ll still recognize it without knowing what film famously entered this into the pop-culture lexicon. Of course, there will be a lot of you that recognise it as Robert De Niro’s moment of genius in Scorsese’s, 1976, Taxi drvier. Armed with a retractable gun on … Continue reading

Retrospective – The Apartment

The Apartment

The 85th Academy Awards will be on next Sunday. Fifty-three years ago, at the 33rd Oscars ceremony, The Apartment was the last black and white film to win Best Picture – along with another four Oscars. Today, looking back on the classic film, it’s easy to see why it was such a hit and why … Continue reading