Films of 2022

We reach the end of 2022, and I just want to thank the 210+ readers WordPress, the 155+ followers on Facebook, and the 70+ on Intagram! You are all great! 2022 felt like a busy year; as if everyone was trying to reclaim lost time over the pandemic. Cinema slowly started back up again as…

The MCU 30 Ranked (Phases 1 – 4)

People do enjoy a good list, and what’s better to list than every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie? They certainly are churning them out now, without signs of stopping any time soon. So this list is Phase 1 through Phase 4.Please be aware that many of these films I have only watched once, and I…

Films of 2021

With the start of this year being as difficult as last year, I think everyone saw some hope when Autumn came around. Cinemas reopened, restrictions under lockdown were tentatively lifted, and we got to see some movies again in the place they should be seen: the big screen. With the UK getting hit hard by…

Video Games of 2021

It is this time of year again! 2021 wasn’t quite the bright new dawn expected after 2020, with the persistent danger of Covid-19 variant “Omicron” this winter. So while I might have caught a couple more films this year in the cinema, I’ve been reluctant to see as many as I originally planned to. With…

Films of 2020

So the year 2020 needs no summary really, everyone knows it has been hard, and everyone has been affected by it in some way. During the pandemic, which hit the United Kingdom mid-March, I have done my utmost to prevent the situation from getting worse. I may be only one person, but I’ll be damned…

Banter: James Bond themes Ranked

Now firstly, I am no expert in music theory, and I don’t have an ear for picking up on talented performances in music. But I do love the Bond themes, and I have immense respect for the franchise maintaining this tradition in each and every film. In some ways, I look as forward to the…

Banter: Star Wars – Ranked

Since “Skywalker Saga” has officially ended, and the franchise-to-end-all-franchises has met a sort of impasse, it seems right to rank the current theatrical released films. That is to say, we won’t be including the animated Clone Wars movie, or the two Ewok movies from the 1980s. Personal feelings definitely enter into construction of this list,…

Best and Worst of 2019

We are here again. Seemingly so soon, too. I remember having great enthusiasm for this year, or certainly compared to 2018’s film roster, but now that we have reached the end of 2019 it is sad to admit that there have been a lot of disappointment in the last twelve months. Of course, like all…

Best and Worst of 2018

Even before this year began, I had my doubts about the film line up. There were a lot of franchises I didn’t care about, a lot of unknowns, and a lot of straight up bad films. This year has been quite intense for me personally also, which didn’t make things any easier for Cinema Cocoa….

Best and Worst of 2017

2017 has proven to be a critically successful year, but in terms of genre films it has given some pretty divisive experiences. Personally, this is the first year that Disney / Marvel Studios has failed to deliver a Top 10 worthy experience. While their three heavy hitters this year, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor Ragnarok and Guardians…