The Best Of… Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is pretty much regarded as the Queen of Acting (Acting? Everything. Queen of Everything.) Performing since 1971, she has gifted the world with humour, emotion, power, and nuance. Ranging from a refugee to a witch, a prime minister to a magazine executive, Streep is a daring and intellectual actress who consistently monopolises acting awards because she is just that good (if, albeit, it … Continue reading The Best Of… Meryl Streep

The Best of…Tom Hanks

I’m still convinced that Tom Hanks is the light that shines in this eerie world; the man is pure joy. A delightful screen presence who can do no wrong no matter what the script, Hanks has been a favourite for many years, and now he’s back on our screens with frequent collaborator Steven Spielberg in the historical drama The Post. As such, it’s time to take … Continue reading The Best of…Tom Hanks

An Ode to Sam Rockwell

Have you ever sat in a cinema, watch an actor on screen and thought to yourself; “damn, why haven’t this guy got an Oscar?” I do it all the time. I’ll be watching a truly terrific performance in which the actor excavates his emotions; dealing with difficulties of his characters and the struggles he has to face, all while being tender or charismatic. Then another … Continue reading An Ode to Sam Rockwell

The Best of…Michelle Williams

There are some actors who can knock you off your feet with even just a simple expression; with The Greatest Showman out last week, and All the Money in the World hitting cinemas last weekend, Michelle Williams is all over our screens right now, so what better time to look into her truly excellent body of work. Brokeback Mountain (2005) Nabbing her first Oscar nomination in Ang Lee’s heart-wrenching … Continue reading The Best of…Michelle Williams

The Best Of…2017

We’ve had a year of truly magnificent movies. From science fiction to romantic dramas, we’ve had such excellent films that have captured our imagination, and pushed our cinematic experience further and further beyond. We Make Movies On Weekends, we’ve gathered up some of our favourites. Here are our best: Sami Blood by Larry Oliver This year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival showcased a number of impressive … Continue reading The Best Of…2017

The Career of Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal’s new film Stronger sees him portray real-life hero Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Gyllenhaal’s incredible ability to portray a variety of diverse roles has seen him go from strength to strength, from child star to Academy Award and Golden Globe … Continue reading The Career of Jake Gyllenhaal