Film Review: Suburbicon (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Suburbicon, 2017 Directed by: George Clooney Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, Oscar Isaac   Suburbicon, a peaceful, all-white neighbourhood in the late-1950’s, is rocked when an African-American family move in and rocked further when a murder happens shortly afterwards. Gardner Lodge’s (Matt Damon, The Departed) wife, Rose (Julianne Moore, Kingsman:Continue reading “Film Review: Suburbicon (2017)”

Film Review: The Snowman (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Snowman, 2017 Directed by: Tomas Alfredson Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, J. K. Simmons   This is a perfect example of how a trailer completely ruins a film (even if the film wasn’t brilliant to begin with). And I’ll explain more on that after the rating, asContinue reading “Film Review: The Snowman (2017)”

Classic Film Review: The Godfather Part II (1974)

And the Oscar Goes to: The Godfather Part II, 1974 Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Marianna Hill, Lee Strasberg   One of only two sequels to win the Best Picture Oscar (the other being The Lord of the Rings:Continue reading “Classic Film Review: The Godfather Part II (1974)”

Classic Film Review: The Sting (1973)

And the Oscar Goes to: The Sting, 1973 Directed by: George Roy Hill Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw   This was, surprisingly, a lot of fun. Set during the 1930’s, The Sting was about a complicated plot by two professional grafters who try to con a mob boss out of half a millionContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Sting (1973)”

Book Review: Into the Water

Paula Hawkins, Into the Water, 2017 Into the Water marks Paula Hawkins’ second release, after the hugely successful The Girl on the Train, and follows in a similar theme, and with similar traits (possibly untrustworthy narrator, a plethora of characters, sequential chapters). Into the Water follows the suicide of Nel Abbott, a woman fixated onContinue reading “Book Review: Into the Water”

Classic Film Review: The Departed (2006)

And the Oscar Goes to: The Departed, 2006 Directed by: Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin   A remake of a 2002 Hong Kong film Internal Affairs, The Departed, an American crime drama film, sports an A-list cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, (Titanic) (Billy),Continue reading “Classic Film Review: The Departed (2006)”