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 →

Molly’s Game (2018) – Review

Director: Aaron Sorkin Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd The Overview The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. (Source: IMDb) The Review After much speculation, including the always hilarious blind-optimism that it might be... Continue Reading →

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) – Review

Director: Niki Caro Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenburgh, Daniel Bruhl The Overview The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. (Source: IMDb) The Good We've seen countless war dramas over the years, but the most... 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 →

Hacksaw Ridge (2017) – Review

Director: Mel Gibson Starring: Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey The Overview WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss (Garfield), who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing... Continue Reading →

Lion (2017) – Review

Director: Garth Davis Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose The Overview A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to... 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 →

Deepwater Horizon Review

Director: Peter Berg Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson The Overview A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. (Source: IMDb)  The Good Disaster movies can be a little hit or miss,... Continue Reading →

Florence Foster Jenkins Review

Director: Stephen Frears Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson The Overview Based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. (Source: IMDB)  The Good I watched this movie immediately after Bad Neighbours 2 (you can read... Continue Reading →

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