Stronger (2017) – Review

Director: David Gordon Green Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson The Overview Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (Source: IMDb)​ T​he Review It isn't uncommon to... 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 →

Spotlight Review: Getting the Job Done

Director: Tom McCarthy Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James Please note, this review contains minor spoilers, but it’s a true story so I don’t feel too bad about spoiling some things! The Overview The true story of the Boston Globe investigative news team, “Spotlight”, who tirelessly worked to uncover a huge... Continue Reading →

Black Mass Review: Beantown Beat Down

Director: Scott Cooper Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch Please note, this review contains minor spoilers. The Overview Black Mass is based on the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp), one of the most infamous, violent criminals in U.S. history. The story focuses on the relationship Whitey had with the FBI (becoming... Continue Reading →

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