Category Ramblings

IMDb’s Most Uninteresting Trivial Facts

So, OK, right, well, alright, so, you know when you’re watching a film and maybe there are some advertisements or perhaps you get bored with a certain sideplot, or your attention span is simply shot to shit from years of reddit lurking, and then you end up browsing the internet movie database’s (IMDb) page for […]

An ‘Academic’ Reading of What We Do in the Shadows

The uproarious vampire indie-comedy What We Do in the Shadows has just been added to the Netflix roster, and so I’ve just watched it again for the third time. It put me in mind of a really odd coursework assignment I ended up slapping together for a module on the origins of the Documentary film. […]

Scarily Specific Searches II – The Saga Continues, Unfortunately

More filler for you! That’s right, instead of writing about film as a person who writes about film should, I’ve opted for an inherently valueless cop out. Which means it’s time for part two in the ‘Scarily Specific Searches’ saga. The first was about six months ago, so perhaps this should be a bi-annual series, […]

Nollywood: Nigeria’s Rainforest of Film

What’s next? The Vatican’s Holy-wood? ISIS’ BeatInfidelsToDeathWithLargePiecesOfWood? Ring announcer voice: Introducing, in the green and white trunks, the undisputed African champion of film, weighing in at between 1,000-2,400 feature length motion pictures per year, with an average budget of $9,000 per title , second only in combined sales and size to the mighty MPAA-slayer Bollywood itself, […]

Hunter S. Thompson: The Man, The Myth, The Multiple Movie Cash Ins

*This blog post was originally written as an article for The Mancunion student newspaper* ‘Hell, if somethin’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.’ This is an incontrovertible mantra, and one which was espoused by father of modern journalism Dr Hunter S. Thompson on many occasions, not just in his writing career but in his daily […]

Scarily Specific Searches – Movie Quibble’s Diverse Readership

Hi, it’s me again, not reviewing films on my film blog again. I’d like to keep the thing active though, so I’m turning my critical creation into its own source of content for over-analysis by delving into the depths of my ‘Site Stats’ to see what crazy demands people have been making of Google (or […]

Rant: Has Film Reviewing Gone Too Far?

This blog was originally written as an article for The Mancunion newspaper. Over the past few months I have come to question the relevance of film criticism in its purest form, the 500 word (or thereabouts) review. If someone is committed to watching a movie then they probably will, yet if they do place their […]

Top Ten Worst Films of 2014

Movie Quibble is in its second year! Hip hip hoorah. Here’s a round-up of the ten worst films that I paid to see in the cinema during the past twelve months. Except for RoboCop, which I got into for free thank god. If you’re at a loss over the absence of Postman Pat: The Movie […]

Undisputed III – The most complete fighting movie in the world?

This post was originally written as an article for The Mancunion newspaper. ‘Boyka! Boyka! Boyka! Boyka!’ – The chanting of a thousand malnourished, krokodil-addicted Russian convicts thunders around the makeshift ring like the intro song to SpongeBob SquarePants does in the sound-torture cells of a CIA blacksite. Yuri Boyka, played by the awe inspiring Scott […]

They’re Not Quite Dead! – Monty Python Live (mostly)

Three cheers for Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones! Just two cheers for John Cleese, who seems to have forgotten that the Meaning of Life isn’t to slag people off for money. Last night I went to a cinema and sat down along some other people to watch – and occasionally whistle […]