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 →

March 2019 – Review Roundup

Shazam! Directed by: David F. Sandberg Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans Shazam! is exactly the type of film that DC should be making; fun, throwaway, self-referential, but very much standalone. There's nods to the wider DC 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 →

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 →

LFF 2017: Wonderstruck – Review

Director: Todd Haynes Starring: Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Oakes Fegley, Michelle Williams, Jaden Michael The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection. (Source: IMDb) After the success of his... Continue Reading →

Gifted (2017) – Review

Director: Marc Webb Starring: Chris Evans,Mckenna Grace, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer  The Overview  Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (Source: IMDb)  The Good In a time of year which is otherwise dominated by big screen blockbusters and superhero movies there... Continue Reading →

A Street Cat Named Bob Review

Director: Roger Spottiswoode Starring: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head The Overview Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. (Source: IMDb) The Good 2016... Continue Reading →

Queen of Katwe Review

Director: Mira Nair Starring: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita, Nyong'o The Overview A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. (Source: IMDb) The Good A heart-warming true story such as this one surely deserves the Disney treatment, and there's no denying that they were probably the best... Continue Reading →

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