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  1. Mainstream LGBTQ-related films are a fairly new phenomena, with the history of cinema mostly focusing on narrow field of the human experience. In the twenty-first century, queer cinema has become incredibly popular, with LGBTQ+ movies scooping major awards at some of the most prestigious awards ceremonies. This list includes some of the most pivotal LGBTQ+ movies, which helped contribute to the welcoming of LGBTQ+ movies into mainstream cinema.  


    Cinebling Movie Review Moonlight Moonlight (2016)

    Appearing on many lists of the best films of the 21st century, Moonlight broke many records as the first movie with an all-black cast, as well as the first LGBTQ+ related movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. At the Oscars, La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner instead of Moonlight, making headlines when the mistake was realised and announced. This Barry Jenkins picture follows the protagonist through his youth, adolescence and early adulthood, highlighting themes of identity, masculinity, blackness and sexuality.


    Cinebling Movie Review Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain (2005)

    Starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain is cited as a pivotal film in pushing LGBTQ-related films into mainstream cinema. It was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, as well as winning Best Director. Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Set against the backdrop of the hostile American West, Brokeback Mountain succeeded of subverting the stereotype of typical masculine cowboys and showing what happens when they fall in love with each other. Brokeback Mountain had many controversies upon release, such as being pulled from movie theatres and criticism by conservative media outlets, showing how revolutionary it was as one of the first prominent LGBTQ-related movies.


    Cinebling Movie Review Carol Carol (2015)

    Carol stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who develop a forbidden love affair during the 1950s. It was revered from start to finish, receiving a ten-minute standing ovation at its premiere at Cannes Film Festival, and earning six nominations at the Academy Awards. This Todd Haynes film is elegant, gentle, yet completely moving in its depiction of a female-female love story. Based on the 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel ‘The Price of Salt’, Carol had been in development since 1997, but came a long way to its release in 2015.


    Cinebling Movie Review Call Me By Your Name Call Me By Your Name (2017)

    This coming-of-age LGBTQ+ romance takes place ‘somewhere in northern Italy’ during the summer of 1983. Our protagonist is seventeen-year-old Elio, who meets twenty-four-year-old Oliver, a graduate student living with Elio’s family over the summer whilst he researches his academic work. Over time, a relationship blossoms between the two, however they must accept that their relationship will never last because of their inherent differences. Call Me By Your Name had the biggest opening for a gay romance film since Brokeback Mountain, and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Song and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. It was based on the André Aciman novel from 2007, which had its sequel published in 2019, meaning a second film could be in the works.


    Cinebling Movie Review The Favourite The Favourite (2018)

    This Yorgos Lanthimos black comedy takes a unique spin on period drama. The Favourite takes place during the reign of Queen Anne, and follows her majesty herself, played by Olivia Colman, as well as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, played by Rachel Weisz, and Abigail Masham, played by Emma Stone. The two women are competing with each other for the role of court favourite, and each develops a romantic relationship with Queen Anne. Olivia Colman won Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her fantastic performance as the deteriorating queen.


    Let us know in the comments what your favourite LGBTQ+ movie is!

    Caitlin Hall Movie Reviewer Cinebling


    Caitlin Hall is a freelance writer who is currently studying for an English Literature degree at the University of York. A film enthusiast whose favourite film is Zodiac (2007), primarily because she loves Jake Gyllenhaal. More of her reviews can be found at and her twitter account is @caitonfilm.

  2. For most people, summer means going out. Out in the sun, out in the long light evenings, out first thing in the morning when the birds are singing… just, y’know, out. I’d rather watch a movie!
    Being in the UK, we have to make the most of the good weather before it disappears without trace. I get it. It’s just not really my thing.
    Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of sunshine as much as the next person, especially if it also means a trip to the seaside! But I have sensitive skin that seems like it would get sunburn from a candle, and after a while, there just doesn’t seem to be enough factor 50 in the world to make it worth going outside.
    Inside has movies, right? And shade. And popcorn, and maybe even ice cream… I could go on, but I’ll skip to the exciting stuff!

    Cinebling Red Cinema Seats Folding
    Although 2020 has been a strange year for the industry, there are still some really exciting new releases to look forward to.

    [Unfortunately, this ended up being out of date almost as soon as I'd hit 'publish', but I'm still looking forward to treating my eyeballs to some of these, it's just a matter of when!] 

    • Unhinged – 1st of July
      • This is a dark psychological thriller that stars Russell Crowe as the unstable stranger that becomes determined to teach Caren Pistorious a lesson. This one might have me running back home pretty quickly!
      • Click here to read my review!
    • Tenet – 17th of July
      • Everyone knows I’m a Christopher Nolan fan, so this is really exciting! All I know is that Tenet is the story of an unnamed protagonist (John David Washington) – an agent who is “fighting for the survival of the entire world”, preventing World War III. He must do so armed with just one word – Tenet.
      • Click here to read my review!
    • Mulan – 24th of July
      • Disney’s live-action remakes of their classic animations have been getting great receptions, and there’s no reason to think Mulan will be any different. Liu Yifei seems like a safe pair of hands for the role. You think you know the story, but this is going to be unmissable for fans of Mulan or the previous re-makes.
      • Unfortunately, this went straight to DisneyPlus, so it will be a little while longer before I get to watch Mulan...
    • The SpongeBob Movie – 7th of August
      • One for a younger audience, or for those of us who are young at heart! SpongeBob is back in his first CGI-animated film Sponge on the Run. SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick Star must rescue Gary, who’s been snailnapped! Viewers are due to finally find out how SpongeBob and Gary the Snail originally met, so not to be missed!
    • Wonder Woman 1984 – 14th August
      • It doesn’t seem like three years since the last Wonder Woman film, although that could be because I’ve watched it a few times since. I’ve deliberately tried not to find out anything about it so it will be as much of a surprise as the 2017 film was. I can’t wait!
      • Sadly this has been pushed several times. Fingers crossed we won't be waiting until 2021...
    • Bill and Ted Face The Music – 21st of August
      • Can you imagine a middle-aged Bill and Ted? I’m smiling just thinking about it. I hope this movie will be ‘most excellent’!
    • The New Mutants – 28th of August
      • Based on the Marvel Comics of the same name, this is about five young mutants who are discovering their own powers. Sounds like classic Marvel, which is only meant to be a compliment!
      • Click here to read my review!
    • A Quiet Place Part II – 4th September
      • As summer starts to draw to a close, we get a great horror! A Quiet Place was so creepy because traditionally horror films are full of ominous music and screaming victims. I’m definitely ready for the next instalment!

    This isn’t all the planned releases for summer – and they just keep coming! Great news for us movie lovers.
    Stay tuned for part two and find out what classic movies I’m going to be watching – at the big screen or not!

  3. Cinebling Movie Review The Full Monty

    Set in the heart of the crumbling steel industry, six men decide to put on a show for all the ladies in Sheffield as a male striptease act in order to earn money. The thing that sets these guys apart from the rest – they promise to go ‘the full monty’. Starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy and Tom Wilkinson, this 1997 classic British film combines comedy with serious issues, such as class, unemployment and men’s mental health.

    The film became a smash hit in the UK, becoming the highest grossing film in the UK at the time, until Titanic came along later in the year. Perhaps The Full Monty resonated with its British audience because of its gritty depiction of unemployment, yet with an optimistic and buoyant attitude. It is our marvellous cast of characters that succeed in bringing this film to life – a band of misfits that put on a show of a lifetime, despite their differing personalities. Gaz’s enthusiasm is particularly infectious, even managing to convince the others to go all the way, despite almost dropping out himself at the last moment. It is Gaz’s relationship with his son, however, that remains one of the best parts of the movie, and it is Nathan that pushes his dad to get on stage when all hope seems lost. The lengths Gaz is willing to go for his son is one of the most heart-warming elements of this comedic classic.
    The Full Monty was nominated at the 1998 Oscars for several categories, including Best Picture and Best Director, but the only trophy it took home was for Best Score for a Comedy or Musical. Most of the iconic scenes within the film centre around music, especially the 1970s disco pop that we associate with a Chippendale dance act. At the inception of Gaz’s idea, he tries (and fails) to strip to Hot Chocolate’s ‘You Sexy Thing’, with loose change flying everywhere as he pulls off his jacket, proving to the audience how unskilled they all are at dancing.

    In the unemployment line, Donna Summers’s ‘Hot Stuff’ plays whilst each man subconsciously performs the dance move that has been ingrained within their minds; Gaz looks on and chuckles, and we realise how far each man has come from the start of the movie. This scene became so recognisable that in the year after the film’s release, on a visit to Sheffield, Prince Charles recreated this subtle but hilarious dance routine. We also cannot forget the scene that the entire film has been leading up to, when the six men finally pull off ‘the full monty’ to Tom Jones’s ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’. The guys take off all their clothes to hundreds of cheering women, something that completely juxtaposes their lives at the start of the film.
    The Full Monty unites a fantastic soundtrack with a loveable cast of characters and a hilarious plot and succeeds in creating a classic comedy film that has been loved by many, all across the globe. The movie was not anticipated to be a huge success, and 20th Century Fox even considered releasing it straight to video, but just like Gaz and his friends, it defied all odds and ended up gathering a huge audience that loved every second of it! The Full Monty is currently the 36th highest grossing film in the UK and features in the British Film Institute’s Top 100 British Films of the 20th Century, proving that it has always amazed viewers, and will continue to do so.

    Find out where to watch The Full Monty now on IMDB (cover image via IMDB)

    Caitlin Hall Movie Reviewer

    Caitlin Hall is a freelance writer who is currently studying for an English Literature degree at the University of York. A film enthusiast whose favourite film is Zodiac (2007), primarily because she loves Jake Gyllenhaal. More of her reviews can be found at and her twitter account is @caitonfilm.

  4. It’s more than likely that any 2020 travel plans abroad have been halted, but not all hope is lost as holidaying at home can be just as exciting. Here are some brilliant destinations that have featured in some of our favourite movies, whether you’re looking for a week-long break or just a day out.
    Cinebling Movie Review Hot Fuzz Hot Fuzz (2007)

    This Edgar Wright movie shows all the chaos that can happen in the countryside, such as in the fictitious village Sandford, which was filmed primarily in Wells, Somerset. This idyllic and quaint town is home to a lot of mayhem in the movie but would make a peaceful weekend away for any fans of the film.
    Cinebling Movie Review Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (2005)

    The grand location of Chatsworth House is a worthy home for Jane Austen’s romantic hero Mr Darcy. Chatsworth House is said to be the place of residence Austen had in mind for the Pemberley estate, with its beautiful views of the Derbyshire Dales. The place where Elizabeth fell in love with Mr Darcy, any film fan visiting this magnificent location will surely fall in love too.
    Cinebling Movie Reviews Skyfall Skyfall (2012)

    Whilst James Bond jets off to countries all across the world in this 2012 Sam Mendes flick, there are plenty of iconic scenes filmed in our country’s capital. Through Parliament Square, across Westminster, with an amazing view of Trinity Square Gardens - if you were visiting London, you’d likely stumble on a James Bond filming location wherever you go!
    Cinebling Movie Reviews the Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code (2006)

    This Ron Howard movie was filmed in many culturally significant locations across France and England. However, one of its famous locations within the UK is Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. This striking chapel with intricate stonework and marvellous architecture has been associated with the Holy Grail for decades, but Medieval historians are yet to be convinced. Nevertheless, this Scottish delight will astonish anyone who visits.
    Cinebling Movie Review The Theory of Everything The Theory of Everything (2014)

    Detailing the life of famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything was mostly filmed at Cambridge University. The place where Hawking started his journey to scientific discovery, the University of Cambridge is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world and founded in 1209. The city of Cambridge is a breath-taking backdrop for this spectacular movie.
    Cinebling Movie Review Downton Abbey Downton Abbey (2019)

    In 2019, the beloved series Downton Abbey transcended television and graced the big screen for the first time ever. Any fans of the series will instantly recognise Highclere Castle, Hampshire, as the main filming location representing the home of the Granthams, but there are some other fantastic settings too. Two marvellous Yorkshire stately homes also feature in the film, Harewood House and Wentworth Woodhouse, which both make for an amazing day out.
    Cinebling Movie Review Chariots of Fire Chariots of Fire (1981)

    Chariots of Fire boasts one of the most famous beach scenes in the history of cinema and was filmed right here on home turf (or sand) at West Sands, St Andrews. For ten years running, West Sands has held a beach race to pay homage to this iconic scene.
    Cinebling Movie Review About Time About Time (2013)

    This Richard Curtis movie epitomises British romantic comedies and has a number of stunning filming locations around Cornwall and London. In Cornwall, one of the most picturesque locations is Vault Beach, Gorran Haven, as well as the quaint town of St Austell, which features main character, Tim Lake’s, family home. On the other hand, the film’s tourist and hospitality scenes take place in London, at places such as the National Theatre.
    Cinebling Movie Review Braveheart Braveheart (1995)

    A movie that is as epic as it is historically inaccurate, this portrayal of Mel Gibson as William Wallace features the awe-inspiring views of Glen Coe and Loch Leven in the Scottish Highlands. Glen Nevis Valley also becomes the village of ‘Lanark’. Surprisingly, a lot of Braveheart was filmed in Ireland, with Trim Castle masquerading as the city of York, as well as London Square.
    Cinebling Movie Review Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

    Every Harry Potter fan out there has wished they could go to Hogwarts at some point in their lives – and, in some ways, you can! Alnwick Castle, Northumberland and Gloucester Cathedral were the main filming locations for any scenes at Hogwarts, with a few scenes also filmed at Durham Cathedral.

    This is definitely not a complete list, as so many locations were used to emulate the magic of Harry Potter. However, a visit to Alnwick Castle will have you pointing out the place where Harry rode his first broom.
    Let us know if you’ve been to any of these fantastic filming locations, or where else you may be holidaying in the UK this year.

    Images via IMDB.

    Review by Caitlin Hall.

    Caitlin Hall Freelance Writer Movie Reviewer Cinebling

    Caitlin Hall is a freelance writer who is currently studying for an English Literature degree at the University of York. A film enthusiast whose favourite film is Zodiac (2007), primarily because she loves Jake Gyllenhaal. More of her reviews can be found at and her Twitter account is @caitonfilm.

  5. Sometimes, you feel so busy and overwhelmed that the thought of taking a night off to put your feed up and watch a movie with some popcorn makes you break out in a cold sweat. Crazy, right? But I’ve been there!
    Shouldn’t I be typing, working, creating? Although it might feel like a very active imagination and the inability to switch off could serve any creative, the truth is that some downtime is always going to be necessary.
    Did you know that by relaxing and being mentally stimulated by a movie can increase your blood flow, sending more oxygen to your brain? This aids memory, emotional intelligence, focus and (best of all!) creativity.
    While everyone has preferences for their work pattern, studies have shown that we work best in 90 minute cycles. That includes taking a break. Ignoring the need for this breather is most likely to be counter-productive, with you ending up a frazzled mess.
    So if you need to escape and feel inspired at the same time, check out this list of movies that will inspire you to return to your project with a new sense of purpose.
    (In alphabetical order).

    Cinebling Movie Review All That JazzAll that Jazz (1979) - Drama/Music/Musical

    A semi-autobiographical tale of a hard-drinking, drug-taking, workaholic director/choreographer as he simultaneously puts together his next Broadway show, while editing his latest movie. Joe Gideon is a man burning the candle at both ends and if he’s going to work himself to death, he’s determined to leave something memorable behind.

    Cinebling Movie Review American MovieAmerican Movie (1999) – Documentary/Comedy

    American Movie follows a low-budget horror filmmaker in small-town Wisconsin. Mark Borchardt and his group of charismatic and creative misfits provide a rousing case study in making the most of the resources you have, putting your heart and soul into your work, and overcoming all obstacles to ship your dream project.

    Cinebling Movie Review Begin AgainBegin Again (2013) – Comedy/Drama/Music

    Gretta is a singer-songwriter who has been working with her boyfriend. But when he finds stardom overnight, it becomes painfully evident that the two have different values. One evening, Gretta is singing some of her material at an open mic night, when Dan spots her. An old hand in the game, Dan is a music producer, and the duo begin a journey together toward creative fulfilment.

    Cinebling Movie Reviews BirdmanBirdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2014) – Comedy, Drama

    Birdman is a fantastic movie that takes us into the world of a washed up actor trying to regain glory with a theatrical production of a Raymond Carver play. The movie expertly conveys the feeling of controlled chaos.
    The film was shot to look like one long take, and the overall effect is as unique as it is enveloping. When coupled with the film's strong script and performances, as well as its plot line about the act of creativity and the struggle of the creative, it's a great watch when you need inspiration. This is a work of art, examining the process of trying to create a work of art, without being achingly pretentious.

    Cinebling Movie Review BowfingerBowfinger (1999) – Comedy

    This straight-up comedy tells the story of Bobby Bowfinger, a struggling Hollywood filmmaker taking his last shot at success. He gathers a crew of misfits and together they embark on making the low budget science fiction movie, Chubby Rain. In over his head, Bowfinger needs a star for the film to be successful, so he decides to do it without even telling the star.
    Despite their serious lack of funding, experience and skill, Bowfinger and his crew find clever and inventive ways to overcome their numerous obstacles, never giving up, now matter how bizarre the situation is. The movie is funny, yet still very inspirational.

    Cinebling Movie Review Easy AEasy A (2010) – Comedy/Drama/Romance

    Easy A is a new take on an old story, reminding you that there are always new ways to create. Seemingly on a whim of being bored with her friend, Olive effectively starts the first rumour about herself. She then lends the rumour to a friend, and the whole situation snowballs. At first, Olive leans into this, but things take a turn to remind her that she is still living in the real world. Olive then must decide whether to let the story she has created stand, or to rewrite it herself.

    Cinebling Movie Review Ed Wood Ed Wood (1994) – Biography/Comedy/Drama

    Ed Wood is based on a book about a real person, who is widely considered the worst movie director of all-time. Wood is joyfully oblivious of his shortcomings as a filmmaker, and his real strength is his unwavering optimism. No matter how bad things get, Ed Wood finds the bright side. When a producer tells Ed his latest film is the worst he ever saw, Ed smiles and says, “My next movie will be better!” How can you not root for someone like that?

    Cinebling Movie Review Frances HaFrances Ha (2012) – Comedy/Drama/Romance

    The titular Frances Ha plays an aspiring dancer who lacks any natural talent but continues to pursue her career with a great deal of enthusiasm. She searches for a meaningful existence through a period of great change in her life. She teaches us to follow our dreams, even if they sometimes seem unlikely.

    Cinebling Movie Review Freedom WritersFreedom Writers (2007) – Biography/Crime/Drama

    Based on the book by Erin Gruwall, this movie shines a light on the importance of the journal as a teaching method and therapeutic instrument. Erin is a teacher in a school that suffers after an integration program doesn’t go as planned. The new students, some of whom are illiterate or come from violent backgrounds, struggle to fit in and soon, the whole academic enterprise begins to unravel… until Erin decides to use her creativity and change up the teaching tactics.

    Cinebling Movie Review InceptionInception (2010) – Action/Adventure/Sci-fi

    A favourite among fans of Christopher Nolan, Inception is a film about sparking ideas. Cobb is a corporate dream thief, who is given the task of creating a thought in the mind of a CEO. He teaches his team about the power of imagination, even while he is a victim of it himself.
    If it doesn't inspire you creatively, it will at least get you thinking about ideas and the creative process.

    Cinebling Movie Review Inside OutInside Out (2015) – Animation/Adventure/Comedy

    If you're in a creative slump, it's normal to wish that you could be a kid again, and get back that big imagination you once had. Inside Out will definitely help nudge you in that direction, and it might make you think about the creative conflicts with you as well. Riley is uprooted from her old life, and the story of how she deals with her emotions is touching.

    Cinebling Movie Review Loving VincentLoving Vincent (2017) – Animation/Biography/Crime

    Stunningly rendered in oil-painted rotoscope animation, this Oscar-nominated love letter to Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh is dreamy. Referencing 130 of his paintings, it took seven years to painstakingly put together this remarkable tribute. The story is of the postmaster’s son and his attempt to deliver van Gogh’s final missive to his beloved brother Theo. At its heart is the question: what drives a man to live and die through the brush?

    Cinebling Movie Reviews Me and You and Everyone We KnowMe and You and Everyone We Know (2005) – Comedy/Drama

    Not your typical romantic comedy, this film tells the story of an eccentric performance artist, Christine, and a shoe salesman, Richard. This film will really make you think about how we connect with one another. It’s a reflection on how messy modern life can be, but comes together with an ending that will inspire.

    Cinebling Movie Review Midnight in ParisMidnight in Paris (2011) – Comedy/Fantasy/Romance

    Gil is a struggling writer who’s about to embark on his first novel. During a trip to Paris with his fiancee Inez, he suddenly discovers he has the ability to step back in time and experience the city in the 1920s. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Picasso and Gertrude Stein all make cameos in this lovely rom-com.

    Cinebling Movie Review Moonrise KingdomMoonrise Kingdom (2012) – Comedy/Drama/Romance

    A young boy, Sam, and girl, Suzy, fall in love and decide to run away together. The small town that they live in is then turned on its head, searching for them. Can Sam’s scouting skills and Suzy’s resources allow them to stay ahead of their search party? Wes Anderson’s trademark storybook aesthetics captures his sparkling characterisation and microscopic attention to detail.

    Cinebling Movie Review OnceOnce (2007) – Drama/Music/Romance

    The story of two people who meet, fall in love, and make beautiful music together.
    He is a Dublin street musician moonlighting as a vacuum repairman, she is an immigrant who plays piano and harmonizes beautifully. He shares with her his dream of bringing his music to London and she agrees to help him.
    As their collaboration grows, their songs tell their story, and are written and performed by the two stars. Together they create something magical that will last forever, the sort of thing that only happens once.

    Cinebling Movie Review PersonaPersona (1966) – Drama/Thriller

    One of the best-known works of Ingmar Bergman, and one of the most analysed films of all time. Alma, a nurse, looks after Elisabeth, a patient who appears well, but won’t speak. Alma does all the talking, to try and get through to Elisabeth. This movie is a tapestry of metaphors, raising fascinating questions about identity, duality, and how we relate to each other. It’s also widely recognised as one of the most visually stunning films of its time.

    Cinebling Movie Review The PlayerThe Player (1992) – Comedy/Crime/Drama

    The Player is set in a modern Hollywood movie studio where no one reads scripts anymore. Griffin Mill is a movie studio executive being threatened by a disgruntled screenwriter – the problem is that there are a lot of disgruntled writers!
    The film is packed with cameos, references and respect for movie history. There are spectacular tracking shots and clever visual tricks, along with Altman’s trademark overlapping dialogue. But there is also biting commentary on the status of Hollywood, and the endless pursuit for a hit film.

    Cinebling Movie Review The ProducersThe Producers (1967) – Comedy/Music

    Artists are usually portrayed as struggling to create something special. In The Producers, writer/director Mel Brooks shows his genius by having main characters do the exact opposite – trying to create a massive flop of a Broadway show. The reasoning being that it will make more money than a hit.
    The story shows us the creative process from the producer’s perspective: searching for the right material, working with the writer, hiring the director, and of course the casting call for your leading man. There is so much humour packed into the ‘show-within-the-movie’ that you will need a second viewing just to catch it all.

    Cinebling Movie Review Ruby SparksRuby Sparks (2012) – Comedy/Drama/Fantasy

    This movie is all about a person's capacity to create. Calvin, a writer who is struggling with writer’s block creates a character that he thinks will love him, and then manages to will her into existence. If nothing else, it should have you pondering what the world would be like if that really happened.

    Cinebling Movie Review Scott Pilgrim vs The WorldScott Pilgrim vs The World (2010) – Action/Comedy/Fantasy

    Scott Pilgrim dreams of a girl, and then she turns up on roller skates. He plays in a band, and is actually already dating a girl called Knives. In order to date the new girl, he must defeat each of her seven evil exes. It’s a great movie to watch to get your creative juices flow, as there a lots of great effects and Easter eggs that will remind you that there's more than one way to tell a story, and infinitely creative ways to do so.

    Cinebling Movie Review Shakespeare in LoveShakespeare in Love (1998) – Comedy/Drama/History

    This movie tells an imagined story of how mankind’s greatest writer lost his mojo and then got it back. It gives credence to the quote about every idea being bad a first: Shakespeare is struggling for inspiration to fuel his next play, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter. He finds his muse in the beguiling Viola De Lesseps and he makes some changes to his work.
    The film is teeming with creative types: writers, actors, theatre owners, even producers, all working on their art. The film is funny and charming and clearly gave Academy voters a heavy dose of the warm fuzzies as the movie took home seven Oscars including Best Picture.

    Cinebling Movie Review Singing in the RainSingin’ in the Rain (1952) – Comedy/Musical/Romance

    This movie is a classic for a reason. You don't even need to watch the entire movie to feel inspired, although I would recommend it! Just pick a musical number, sit down and feel the ideas flow through you. The ingenuity, technicolour optimism, and of course, the bit where he is singing in the rain, all fill you with joyful energy and the idea of possibilities.

    Cinebling Movie Review Stand by MeStand By Me (1986) – Adventure/Drama

    This movie tells the story of Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern, and the last summer they spent together as children. It will give you a break from being an adult and remind you of all the things that were important as a kid. It’s a story of family, friendship, adventure and a dead body.

    Cinebling Movie Review Stranger Than FictionStranger Than Fiction (2006) – Comedy/Drama/Fantasy

    This is another great movie about what could happen if your characters become too real. Kay Eiffel is an author struggling to finish her latest novel. On the other side of town, Harold Crick leads a boring life as an IRS tax professional. One day, Harold begins hearing a voice in his head, narrating everything he does with eerie accuracy, while odd things start happening. With the help of a literary professor, Harold sets out to find the person who is narrating his life. An interesting plot that gives new meaning to the concept of killing your darlings.

    Cinebling Movie Review This Is Spinal TapThis is Spinal Tap (1984) – Comedy, Music

    No film in the history of cinema has ever presented a more accurate depiction of the dynamic inside a rock band than This is Spinal Tap. The movie follows an aging British heavy metal band as they embark on a tour across America.
    There is so much creative activity happening in the film, it’s dizzying. They spoof documentaries, music videos, early television broadcasts, concert performances, and songwriting. But the real strength here is that the actors are all actual musicians in addition to being gifted comedic actors. It’s all pitch perfect.