Every year, I watch ceremonies throughout the awards season with a degree of scepticism. I mean, it’s not that I don’t enjoy Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and heartstring tugging epics…it’s just that I don’t care. Daniel Day Lewis is a brilliant actor, yes, but I genuinely feel that a child could film him, with a grainy black and white camcorder, sitting on a chair, eating cake slice after slice after slice, call it “There Will Be Diabetes” and he would still win Best Actor, just because the Academy hold him on such a high pedestal.
After a wobbly start and a second episode so distressing we didn’t even write a blog about it, Sherlock finally gave the fans (apart from those it’s-all-about-the-brolance twerps on Tumblr) what they wanted with last night’s barnstorming episode. We trot across the big/small screen divide to look at some other third instalments that have restored faith in their respective franchises.
Continuing their wonderful commitment to bringing some of the finest cinematic experiences from yesteryear back to theatres, the folks at Vue threw a whole bucket of nonspecific gore at the silver screen and what stuck was the original Evil Dead. It may be 32 years old, but this low-budget horror classic can still hold its own, even against the remake currently in cinemas. As part of the Back In Vue season, we went along to see Bruce Campbell fighting the forces of evil in The Evil Dead…
Cabin in the Words.