Lean on Pete (2018) – Review

Director: Andrew Haigh Starring: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny The Overview A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete. (Source: IMDb) The Review With a relatively small release, it was easy to overlook this film last year, but after... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) – Review

Director(s): Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman  Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Bryan Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber  The Overview Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to... Continue Reading →

Creed II (2018) – Review

Director: Steven Caple Jr. Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby The Overview Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, light heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. (Source: IMDb) The Review The first Creed took pretty much everybody by surprise. Managing... Continue Reading →

LFF 2018 – Widows Review

Director: Steve McQueen Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry The Overview Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to... Continue Reading →

A Star is Born (2018) – Review

Director: Bradley Cooper Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Rafi Gavron, Andrew Dice Clay The Overview A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. (Source: IMDb) The Review With the spotlight firmly on star, and first-time director Bradley Cooper,... Continue Reading →

Best F(r)iends: Volume Two (2018) – Review

Director: Justin MacGregor Starring: Greg Sestero, Tommy Wiseau, Kristen StephensonPino, Rick Edwards, R.J. Cantu, Patrick Greene, George Killingsworth When Best F(r)iends (at that point sans the ‘Volume’ addition to the title) previewed at the Prince Charles Cinema in London back in September 2017, the audience of Room fanatics went absolutely wild as the closing moments... Continue Reading →

Searching (2018) – Review

Director: Aneesh Chaganty Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La The Overview After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. (Source: IMDb) The Review The found-footage genre is something frequently utilised (and with varying success) in horror movies, and is a... Continue Reading →

The Meg (2018) – Review

Director: Jon Turteltaub Starring: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, Winston Chao, Shuya Sophia Cai, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson The Overview After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor (Statham) must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.... Continue Reading →

Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) – Review

Director: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Judy Greer, T.I., David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas The Overview As Scott Lang (Rudd) balances being both a Superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) present an... Continue Reading →

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