In a tearoom in Birmingham there lived a writer: J. R. R. Tolkien. This is his story. Sadly, it’s not one equal to those told in the books that made him his name; the one biopic to rule them all this ain’t.
Tag: Lord of the Rings
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Review
Quite simply, the best film of 2016 so far.
The Flicks and Pieces Top 10
Flicks and Pieces is celebrating its first birthday, so what better time than now to look back on year one of its life, counting down the most popular posts from the past year, from 10 to 1? So without further ado…
The Journey Of An Almost Complete ‘Marvel Phase One’ Marathon
Following the one movie marathon to rule them all, the entire Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series, back to back in one sitting, myself and my movie marathon companions decided upon a lighter course for our follow up cinematic binge. Just a casual 10+ hours of super heroics later, and the Avengers were assembled, but not without…
CGI, Animation And The Push For Reality
“Unreal images have never before seemed so real” – Stephen Prince.
From Skull Island To The Shire: Andrew Lesnie (1956-2015)
Oscar winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie (Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has sadly passed away, aged 59. Lesnie’s frequent collaborator Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) led the tributes beautifully on his Facebook page, here is just a small snippet of his touching piece.
How To Survive a Hobbit/ Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon
Six films, 1171 minutes, nearly 20 hours…. the one movie marathon to rule them all.
The Three Amigos
“I don’t quite know what an auteur is. I’ve never quite understood that term, because filmmaking is such a huge team effort, you – I mean, I regard myself as being sort of the final filter, so everything that ends up in the movie is there, because it’s something that I’d think was cool if…