The Big Short Review: Money Talks

Director: Adam McKay Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt The Overview Four seemingly insignificant people predict the credit and and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to try and take down the big banks whose greed and lack of foresight is setting them on the path to certain disaster. The... Continue Reading →

The Revenant Review: A Dish Best Served Cold

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter The Overview A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. (Source: IMDB) The Good Where do I start? Expectations were... Continue Reading →

The Hateful Eight Review: Bloody & Brilliant

Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth The Overview Trapped in a harsh Wyoming blizzard, a bounty hunter, a prisoner, a hangman, and a whole host of other nefarious characters find shelter in a cabin; but as John Ruth (Russell) says, “One of them fellas is... Continue Reading →

Most Anticipated Films of 2016

With awards season rapidly approaching, and some big releases coming very soon, I thought it was only right to take a look at the films coming up in 2016 and count down the 10 I am most looking forward to. They won’t all be “awards worthy” but that doesn’t necessarily make a film great. These... Continue Reading →

Room Review: Gut-wrenchingly Powerful Drama

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen Please note, this review contains minor spoilers - but no more than is already spoilt in the trailer! The Overview Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue, Room is the story of five-year-old Jack (Tremblay), his “Ma” (Brie Larson), and their unbelievable... Continue Reading →

“You haven’t seen The Prestige?!”

Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, David Bowie Are you watching closely? Ok good, I am now going to attempt to write a completely spoiler-free review for the Christopher Nolan classic The Prestige. This film has existed for 10 years and in these 10 years... Continue Reading →

The Danish Girl Review: Pretty as a picture

Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw, Mathias Schoenaerts The Overview Loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Einar and Gerda Wegener, The Danish Girl tells the extraordinary story of Einar’s transformation into Lili, as he undergoes one of the first sex-change operations. The film focuses on the relationship... Continue Reading →

Best & Worst Movies of 2015

Well we’ve made it guys! Another year, and what a great year it has been for movies. Couple of clarifications here, I am going by the UK release date of these films; obviously release dates vary so some of these may have been released elsewhere in 2014, but I saw them in 2015, therefore they... Continue Reading →

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