February 2019 – Review Roundup

The Kid Who Would Be King Directed by: Joe Cornish Starring: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Rebecca Ferguson, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart Honestly, I thought this film looked terrible, and now I feel bad for not having faith in director Joe Cornish! Having been a big fan of previous... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Greg Sestero

It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for self-professed “The Room movie survivor” Greg Sestero. His book, ‘The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made’ was successfully adapted into a “real Hollywood movie” starring James Franco as the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau, and his brother Dave Franco as Sestero himself.... Continue Reading →

Vice (2019) – Review

Director: Adam McKay Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons The Overview The story of Dick Cheney (Bale), an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush (Rockwell), reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.... Continue Reading →

50 Before 1950

I have a confession to make. There's a lot of films I haven't seen. GASP! I know right? I am a huge cinephile but I also have to confess that the majority of my film-watching appears to be films made from the 60s onwards, which leaves me with huge amounts of blind spots in the... Continue Reading →

January 2019 – Review Roundup

Free Solo Directed by Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Even if the outcome of this astonishing accomplishment is known, this never detracts from the documentary as you watch the impossible happening right before your eyes...or through your fingers if you're scared of heights or of a nervous disposition! Following Alex Honnold as he becomes... Continue Reading →

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 →

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