10 Best Movies of 2017

I’ve given you my worst of the year list so I’ll end the year on a positive note with the best. 2017 was another year of change for Kneel Before Blog. The biggest change was that we switched to a star rating system for film around halfway through the year. TV will continue to be…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets explores a sprawling, intricately designed science fiction universe through the eyes of two government law enforcement officers. On this surface this film is really standard stuff as the main plot revolves around space cops trying to solve a broadly uninteresting mystery that holds the key…

The Magnificent Seven

Hot on the heels of Ben Hur, Hollywood continues its headlong rush to remake every film in its back catalogue with The Magnificent Seven, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Yet again this is a film no-one was calling out for, but with director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) at the helm,…

Maggie’s Plan

Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan deals with some big ideas such as life choices and different ways that a family can be constructed. Greta Gerwig’s Maggie is a fiercely determined academic who is driven to have a child of her own without necessarily having a man in her life. She chooses to go down the route…

On the Silver Screen – Boyhood

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the story of Mason and chronicles his life from the age of five through to eighteen. Filmed over the course of twelve years to have the actors age naturally the story follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane) through the major events of his childhood and ends when he graduates from high school and…