Film Review: Ready Player One (2018)

‘A beautiful world full of colours and objects and places that are spectacular to see’ 2018 in Cinema: Ready Player One Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance   Based on the novel of the same name, Ready Player One is set in theContinue reading “Film Review: Ready Player One (2018)”

Film Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

2018 in Cinema: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017 Directed by: Jake Kasdan Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillen, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale   In 1996 the Jumanji board game was discovered but shelved as ‘who plays board games anymore?’ only for it to soon fuse itself with a nearby games console,Continue reading “Film Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)”

Classic Film Review: Jumanji (1995)

Jumanji, 1995 Directed by: Joe Johnston Starring: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth   Based on the children’s book of the same name, Jumanji  is about a board game which manifests real objects depending on the players’ rolls. From large insects, to rhinos to a flooding, the gameContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Jumanji (1995)”

Film Review: The Dark Tower (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Dark Tower, 2017 Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley   Based on Stephen King’s best-selling The Dark Tower series (the first of which, The Gunslinger, is reviewed here), The Dark Tower sees Roland, the Gunslinger (Idris Elba,Continue reading “Film Review: The Dark Tower (2017)”

Classic Film Review: Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future, 1985 Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover   The first instalment in the widely-loved trilogy, Back to the Future introduces us to Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), an accidental time-traveller using his friend’s, Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown (Christopher Lloyd, Going in Style), modifiedContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Back to the Future (1985)”

Classic Film Review: Braveheart (1995)

And the Oscar Goes to: Braveheart, 1995 Directed by: Mel Gibson Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, Brendan Gleeson   Directed by an American, mainly starring American (Mel Gibson & Patrick McGoohan), English (Catherine McCormack), Irish (Brendan Gleeson) and French (Sophie Marceau) actors, produced by two Americans (Mel Gibson & Alan Ladd,Continue reading “Classic Film Review: Braveheart (1995)”