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 →

LFF 2016 – ‘Black Mirror’ review

For the first time ever, I am momentarily moving away from film to review a TV show. Shocking, I know. However I can justify this for two reasons; firstly, it was screened as part of the London Film Festival this year, so they've lead me to it, and secondly, Black Mirror in its new home on Netflix... Continue Reading →

The Girl on the Train Review

Director: Tate Taylor  Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramírez, Laura Prepon The Overview A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. (Source: IMDb)  The Good  With the novel topping bestseller lists worldwide, it seemed inevitable that a film adaptation... Continue Reading →

Swiss Army Man Review

Director(s): Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead  The Overview A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. (Source: IMDb)  The Good God bless IMDb in their attempts to make this movie sound like... Continue Reading →

Deepwater Horizon Review

Director: Peter Berg Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson The Overview A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. (Source: IMDb)  The Good Disaster movies can be a little hit or miss,... Continue Reading →

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