Missing Link (2019) – Review

Directed by: Chris Butler Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas The Overview Mr. Link (Galifianakis) recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Saldana), this trio of explorers travel the world... 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 →

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 →

Incredibles 2 (2018) – Review

Director: Brad Bird Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson The Overview Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. (Source: IMDb) The Review 2004 was a different time. There was no... Continue Reading →

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