If you cried your eyes out over The Notebook and The Time Traveler’s Wife, you’re going to need to stock up on tissues before watching this film: About Time is a beautiful story about the distance we are willing to go for love.
Marley & Me, War Horse, Free Willy – Stephanie Becker loves films about friendships between humans and animals. But, she told me in this week’s 3 Questions, there is one that stands out…
Wild Wild West meets Arabian Nights: if you’ve ever been enthralled by the romantisation of the Cowboy lifestyle, Hidalgo is for you. This action-packed adventure film tells the somewhat true story of long-distance rider Frank T. Hopkins and his legendary horse Hidalgo, who in the 1890s competed in a 3000 mile race across the Arabian … More Hidalgo: Cowboys vs. Desert Storms
“Life is perfect and then you ruin it”: if you find any truth in these words, you need to watch To write love on her arms. The film tells the true story of Renée Yohe, a troubled young woman whose struggle with addiction and self-harm inspired a movement and gave hope to thousands of people … More To Write Love On Her Arms: How to Dance with the Demons inside Your Soul
“I don’t need easy, I just need possible”. If you’ve recently suffered a setback in the pursuit of your dreams, you have to see Soul Surfer. Sean McNamara’s inspirational drama tells the true story of pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton, who after surviving a devastating shark attack, had to learn how to surf with one arm.
Turn the beat around motherf*****: Netflix’ new original series The Get Down is the 70s Disco/Hip-Hop musical you didn’t know you needed in your life. Here are five reasons to watch Baz Luhrmann’s game-changing work of art…
To Alissia Lehle, a good film is like ice in the sunshine. And the girl really loves ice cream. So much so that she has dedicated her blog IceIceCrazy to unusual ice-cream creations. I spoke to her about films that make her think of summer, her favourite tv series of all time and the perfect … More Let’s talk Films: 3 Questions for Ice Cream Blogger Alissia Lehle
Clueless, She’s all that, 10 Things I hate about You: if you love films that teach young viewers that heartlessly manipulating somebody in order to affirm your own social status always pays off, Drive me Crazy is for you! The highschool romcom starring Melissa Joan Hart and Entourage‘s Adrian Grenier is a true nineties gem.
Noone ever achieved greatness by playing it safe: if you like films about artistic sports such as Bring it On or Step Up, Stick It is for you. Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the film is an inspiring tale of human ambition and persistence.
Selling tickets to the local swimming pool, waiting tables at a shabby restaurant, or dusting off antique rugs: these are the kind of designations that pop into my head when I think about crappy summer jobs. But to Georgia, it’s being a tourguide in Greece. My Life in Ruins is an entertaining tale of finding … More My Life in Ruins: For Anyone who’s ever held a crappy Summer Job