Moonlight (2017) – Review

Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes The Overview A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough... Continue Reading →

Fences (2017) – Review

The concept of Fences will not be a new one to many, and indeed the journey undertaken to get this film adaptation of August Wilson’s award-winning play up and running, has been an interesting and slightly tumultuous one. The idea of a big-screen version was touted around as early as 1987, around the play’s first... Continue Reading →

Sing (2017) – Review

Director(s): Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly The Overview  In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives... Continue Reading →

T2 Trainspotting (2017) – Review

Director: Danny Boyle Starring: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Anjela Nedyalkova The Overview A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters. (Source: IMDb)  The Good I was wholly sceptical of this sequel to 1996's classic Trainspotting, that was until I saw the trailer and then it shot its way... Continue Reading →

Hacksaw Ridge (2017) – Review

Director: Mel Gibson Starring: Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey The Overview WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss (Garfield), who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing... Continue Reading →

Jackie (2017) – Review

Director: Pablo Larraín Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant The Overview  Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. (Source: IMDb)  The Good Unlike a lot of... Continue Reading →

Manchester by the Sea (2017) – Review

Director: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, C.J. Wilson The Overview An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. (Source: IMDb) The Good This is in no way a bad thing, but the trailers for Manchester by the Sea might have suggested that... Continue Reading →

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