Top 25 Films of 2016 – Part Five (5-1)

The final part of my favourite films of 2016 list

5. Rogue One

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Whilst not as quite as personally revolutionary as The Force Awakens, Rogue One is still every bit a stunning cinematic experience as the franchise is used to. Great, diverse characters, beautiful visuals and the most jaw-dropping final ten minutes in any film of the past decade. Continue reading

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Top 25 Films of 2016 – Part Four (10-6)

Continuing my top 25 films of 2016 list.

10. Star Trek: Beyond

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I was not a big fan of Into Darkness and the trailers for this didn’t exactly excite me. Yet, with new writers and a new director, Beyond went back to its roots. Trading a cacophony of action for intelligence, well-drawn characters and fan-pleasing details. It didn’t mean the action scenes it did have weren’t spectacular as the destruction of the Enterprise and the Swarm were both emotional and joyous. Continue reading

Top 25 Films of 2016 – Part Three (15-11)

Continuing my top 25 films of 2016 list.

15. Fantastic Beasts

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Johnny Depp aside, Fantastic Beasts was actually better than I expected it to be based on its mediocre reviews. I really enjoyed these new characters, the added darkness and the rich world building. The finale is thrilling and the performances are all hugely engaging. It mainly gets this high up the list because of the nostalgia factor and the New York local but it holds its own.

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Top 25 Films of 2016 – Part One (25-21)

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For a brief period during the summer it seemed like 2016 at the cinema would be a write-off. A steady stream of disappointing to terrible blockbusters had left everyone feeling the sting of franchise fatigue and apart from a few high points here and there, it was a hopeless time to be a movie fan.

Months later, we were all proven wrong. Since then there have been countless great films, ranging from beautiful animations to smart sci-fi’s and there’s still countless other critical hits that I haven’t been able to see. Continue reading

Stream Queens: My top 10 shows of 2015

It’s been a truly fantastic year for TV, from New York City to Pawnee and back again, we’ve said goodbye to some of TV’s best ever shows, and hello to some new favourites. Netflix dominated when it came to original shows, and Amazon Prime wasn’t far behind, as shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones carried on, with their fair share of controversy. Now, without further ado, it’s time to tell you my top 10 TV shows of the year. Enjoy. Continue reading