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…

Best and Worst of 2016

2016 has been a brutal year for several reasons, a lot of people will agree that the year has taken its toll on culture, politics and even film. A lot of people will agree that they are happy to see the back of it! In terms of films, I was disappointed in 2016’s movies. Looking…

Best and Worst films of 2015

At last, we are here again with everyone’s top ten favourite and least favourite films of the year, so its time for my own! Now I should say right now, this is my personal opinion (as are most of my individual reviews!) and I certainly get the most flak around this time of year! But…

Best and Worst Films of 2013!

So another year bites the dust, and I get to compile my annual list for 2013! Same rules apply as always (and please feel free to look back at previous years!) I don’t only watch films in the theatres, I also watch DVDs and include them. Of course, only films I’ve never seen before! (I…

The Best and Worst Films of 2012

2011 had its fair share of total duds in terms of films, but 2012 has reset the balance with a spectacle of impressive movies! There were a lot from my favourite genres and several returning and recurring franchises that I have enjoyed, so I want to stress how tight the top fifty or so¬†films really…