Horror Movies for Wimps

I count myself as a fan of pretty much every movie genre, but there was always one looming genre which, due to bad experience, I had completely written off. At this time of year in particular, it is a genre which is seemingly impossible to avoid as well. Yep, I’m talking about horror!

Doctor Strange Review

Director: Scott Derrickson Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen This review is spoiler free, and reveals no more than is seen in the trailers/some character details. The Overview A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.... Continue Reading →

The Accountant Review

Director: Gavin O'Connor Starring: Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson The Overview As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise. (Source: IMDb) The Good The trailers for The Accountant did a really great job... Continue Reading →

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Director: Edward Zwick Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh The Overview  Jack Reacher (Cruise) must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.... Continue Reading →

Queen of Katwe Review

Director: Mira Nair Starring: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita, Nyong'o The Overview A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. (Source: IMDb) The Good A heart-warming true story such as this one surely deserves the Disney treatment, and there's no denying that they were probably the best... Continue Reading →

American Honey Review

Director: Andrea Arnold Starring: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough The Overview A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. (Source: IMDb)  The Good  I'm... Continue Reading →

War on Everyone Review

Director: John Michael McDonagh Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Penã, Tessa Thompson, Malcolm Barrett, Theo James The Overview Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they... Continue Reading →

LFF 2016 – La La Land Review

Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, JK Simmons  The Overview A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. (Source: IMDb)  The Good  After the roaring reception of Chazelle's debut film Whiplash at London Film Festival 2014, followed by its award success and general critical acclaim, it is no surprise... Continue Reading →

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