Film Review: Molly’s Game (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Molly’s Game, 2017 Directed by: Aaron Sorkin Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp   Well, Idris Elba has had a busy year. Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) was dubbed the Poker Princess as she went from an assistant to running one of the mostContinue reading “Film Review: Molly’s Game (2017)”

Film Review: Ingrid Goes West (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Ingrid Goes West, 2017 Directed by: Matt Spicer Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff, O’Shea Jackson, Jr.   After Ingrid’s (Aubrey Plaza) “friendship” with a girl ends, she soon discovers an Instagram celebrity, Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) and sets out to California where she forces an encounter andContinue reading “Film Review: Ingrid Goes West (2017)”

Film Review: The Death of Stalin (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Death of Stalin, 2017 Directed by: Armando Iannucci Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor   The Death of Stalin is about … well, the death of Joseph Stalin (Adrian Mcloughlin). We first meet him as he demands a companyContinue reading “Film Review: The Death of Stalin (2017)”

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Murder on the Orient Express, 2017 Directed by: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Olivia Colman   After Hercule Poirot’s (Kenneth Branagh, Dunkirk) plan for a few weeks getaway are disrupted by a caseContinue reading “Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)”

Film Review: Jigsaw (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Breathe, 2017 Directed by: Michael & Peter Spierig Starring: Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Cle Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson   The seventh film in the Saw franchise was titled Saw: The Final Chapter. Well that’s just a lie. The infamous Jigsaw killer is back, despite the fact he’s dead, and is backContinue reading “Film Review: Jigsaw (2017)”

Film Review: Breathe (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Breathe, 2017 Directed by: Andy Serkis Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ed Speleers   A heart-warming and feel-good true story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) who suffers from polio and becomes paralysed from the neck down from the age of 28. Breathe shows us Robin meetingContinue reading “Film Review: Breathe (2017)”

Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Thor: Ragnarok, 2017 Directed by: Taika Waititi Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins   Thor: Ragnarok is the third Thor film in the MCU and the 17th film in the MCU overall, and, Black Panther aside, is the finalContinue reading “Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)”

Film Review: Home Again (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Home Again, 2017 Directed by: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen   Reese Witherspoon stars as Alice Kenney, a 40-year-old single mother of two, who, after a drunken near-sex night with a 27-year-old lad, invites the lad and his friends, a tri ofContinue reading “Film Review: Home Again (2017)”

Film Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Goodbye Christopher Robin, 2017 Directed by: Simon Curtis Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston   Goodbye Christopher Robin looks at the effects of fame on a young boy who didn’t ask for it. Christopher Robin Milne (Will Tilston) asked his father, famous author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson, AmericanContinue reading “Film Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)”

Film Review: Flatliners (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Flatliners, 2017 Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev Starring: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, Kiefer Sutherland   A sequel to the 1990 film of the same name, Flatliners is about another group of five medical students who recreate the same experiment from the original where they stop theirContinue reading “Film Review: Flatliners (2017)”