The Top 15 Best James Spader Performances

James Spader started his long acting career as a teenager in a minor role in the 1978 film Team-Mates, received his first big role as Brooke Shield’s brother in the 1981 film Endless Love, and has acted non-stop in a wide variety of film and television productions since 1984. For an actor with nearly 40Continue reading “The Top 15 Best James Spader Performances”

Review: Wonder Woman

So, a big monster guy crashes down onto Times Square, plucking a young maiden from the crowd. With a booming voice he proclaims, “Fuck you, citizens of New York! Bow and tremble to the might of Zorblon the Terrible!” Then Gal Gadot (our Amazonian heroine) comes out of nowhere and knocks Zorblon to the moonContinue reading “Review: Wonder Woman”

Cult documentaries

  We’ve all seen those lists: “10 Cult films you have to watch!!!”, “5 of the best cult films ever!!!”, “You’re not a true film-lover until you’ve seen these cult films!!!”. Donnie Darko, The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, The Room, I’ve seen those lists and I am no longer impressed. What I personally would likeContinue reading “Cult documentaries”

T2 Trainspotting

  Choose to make a highly anticipated sequel to a 20 year old movie. Choose to ignore the cynicism surrounding remakes, follow-ups, and other so-called money-draining exploitations of an initial “good movie”. Choose nostalgia. Choose letting an entire generation reach for the last lingering strings of their youth. Choose to accept some meagre compliments andContinue reading “T2 Trainspotting”

Magazines: the ultimate hand guide for women?

  Elle Woods: “I bought you some necessities—some Calvin Klein 720 count sheets, the entire Clinique skin care line […] and the Bible.” (Holds up a copy of the Cosmopolitan magazine) Brooke Taylor: “You’re an angel” The above quote is from the popular movie Legally Blonde. The main character, Elle, is a lawyer who hasContinue reading “Magazines: the ultimate hand guide for women?”

The Crash of Originality

Do you remember 2016? I don’t know what you’ve been up to over the Christmas holidays, but let’s assume that you do remember, for the sake of argument. So, whether you’re a 2016 hater or lover, you’ve probably been to the cinema once or twice. It’s not too far-fetched to say that the consensus on 2016, life-wise,Continue reading “The Crash of Originality”

Writer’s Block #31

The first Writer’s Block of 2017 has arrived! It brings you a variety of beautiful pieces: poetry, interviews, short stories, reviews and essays. Click on the cover below to discover this newest delight! Would you like to see your piece published in an upcoming issue? Please send us your work at submissions@writersblockmagazine.com!

The Three Worst Directors You Should Watch

What a time to be alive. Not all of you might be fully aware of it 24/7, but I’d like to give you a reminder that, truly, we are living in an age of cinematographic marvel. That being said, I am certainly not referring to your local Pathé or Vue establishments. The current trends ofContinue reading “The Three Worst Directors You Should Watch”

Running As a Metaphor

When I think about pleasant ways to pass my free time, running definitely doesn’t come to mind. I just don’t get why anyone would ever want to run. Sure, when I need to catch a train, I’m willing to do it once in a while. But other than that? Even when looked at as aContinue reading “Running As a Metaphor”

The Wide-Stretched Realms of Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that every article written on Pride and Prejudice starts in the same way. Being a huge fan of the book myself, I have looked forward to sharing some of my views on the story for quite a while. Perhaps contrary to expectations, this will not be an article concentratingContinue reading “The Wide-Stretched Realms of Pride and Prejudice”