Power Rangers (2017) – Review

Director: Dean Israelite Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston The Good When a film near enough instructs you to "leave your brain at the door" in order to enjoy it, then you kind of know what you are letting yourself in for, and Power Rangers is absolutely... Continue Reading →

20th Century Women (2017) – Review

Director: Mike Mills Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann The Overview The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s. (Source: IMDb) The Good Having little to no expectations of a film can quite often go in its favour, and going... Continue Reading →

A Silent Voice (2017) – Review

Director: Naoko Yamada Starring: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki, Kensho Ono, Yuki Kaneko, Yui Ishikawa, Megumi Han, Toshiyuki Toyonaga   The Overview Nishimiya Shoko (Hayami) is a grade school student who has impaired hearing. She transfers into a new school, where she is bullied by her classmates, especially Ishida Shoya (Irino). Reaching breaking point, she... Continue Reading →

Kong: Skull Island (2017) – Review

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whugham, Thomas Mann The Overview A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to... Continue Reading →

Dancer (2017) – Review

Director: Steven Cantor The Overview Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend. (Source: IMDb) The Good A huge name in the world of dance, Sergei Polunin was the youngest ever principal dancer of the Royal Ballet, who... Continue Reading →

Logan (2017) – Review

Director: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant  The Overview In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives,... Continue Reading →

I, Daniel Blake (2016) – Review

Director: Ken Loach Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan   The Overview A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after suffering a heart attack, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario. (Source: IMDb)   The Good Despite winning the coveted Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film... Continue Reading →

Patriots Day (2017) – Review

Director: Peter Berg Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon The Overview The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. (Source: IMDb) The Good A film based on a true event, particularly one which is in very recent... Continue Reading →

The Great Wall (2017) – Review

Director: Yimou Zhang Starring: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Tian Jang, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau The Overview European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defence of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. (Source: IMDb)  The Good It is usually (although not exclusively) somewhat of a hint that a... Continue Reading →

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