Film Review: Gerald’s Game (2017)

‘Expertly acted […] and well told’ Gerald’s Game, 2017 Directed by: Mike Flanagan Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood   Based on the novel by Stephen King, Gerald’s Game was adapted and released by Netflix and tells the events of Jessie (Carla Gugino) and Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) who decide to book a weekend away at aContinue reading “Film Review: Gerald’s Game (2017)”

Film Review: Veronica (2017)

‘A fantastic film with great acting and a string of truly creepy moments’ Veronica, 2017 Directed by: Paco Plaza Starring: Sandra Escacena   Veronica is a Spanish horror film based on the real life story of Estefania Gutierrez Lazaron, who reportedly suffered hallucinations and seizures for six months after she and a couple of friends performedContinue reading “Film Review: Veronica (2017)”

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)”

Film Review: L’Ascension (The Climb), 2017

Netflix Originals: L’Ascension (The Climb), 2017 Directed by: Ludovic Bernard Starring: Ahmed Sylla, Alice Belaidi, Kevin Razy, Nicolas Wanczycki, Waly Dia   How far would you go for the one you love? For Samy Diakhate (Ahmed Sylla) it’s the top of Mount Everest. After professing his love for Nadia (Alice Belaidi) he gets rejected becauseContinue reading “Film Review: L’Ascension (The Climb), 2017”

Film Review: The Greatest Showman (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Greatest Showman, 2017 Directed by: Michael Gracey Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya   The Greatest Showman is a somewhat true story of P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and how he started the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of himself and all its attractions. AfterContinue reading “Film Review: The Greatest Showman (2017)”

Film Review: Bright (2017)

Netflix Originals: Bright, 2017 Directed by: David Ayer Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz   Unnecessarily racist, unnecessarily crude, unnecessarily convoluted and unnecessarily boring. Set in an alternate Los Angeles, Daryl Ward (Will Smith) and Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton, It Comes at Night) are two police officers (theContinue reading “Film Review: Bright (2017)”

Worst of 2017: Films

Bottom 10 films of 2017 Disclaimer: I started my film reviewing blog from late June, so most of the films on this list (not all of them, though) are from June onwards. Here are my least favourite 10 films I’ve seen this year. It actually turned out to be a lot trickier than I imaginedContinue reading “Worst of 2017: Films”

Best of 2017: Films

Top 10 films of 2017 Disclaimer: I started my film reviewing blog from late June, so most of the films on this list (not all of them, though) are from June onwards. (Also, films such as Darkest Hour, Lady Bird, Three Billboards and The Shape of Water haven’t been released in the UK as yet so they won’t countContinue reading “Best of 2017: Films”

Film Review: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, 2017 Directed by: Rian Johnson Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro   Attack of the Clones was better thanContinue reading “Film Review: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)”

Film Review: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Mountain Between Us, 2017 Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet   Two strangers, Dr. Ben Bass (Idris Elba, Thor: Ragnarok) and journalist Alex Martin (Kate Winslet, Titanic), need to get to Baltimore but a storm has stopped all commercial planes from taking off. So Alex comes up withContinue reading “Film Review: The Mountain Between Us (2017)”