Film Review: The Mercy (2018)

2018 in Cinema: The Mercy, 2018 Directed by: James Marsh Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Scott   In 1968 Donald Crowhurst (Colin First, Kingsman: The Golden Circle), an untrained sea sailor, decides to compete in The Sunday Times’ competition in a solo race around the world. Shortly after setting sail, though, DonaldContinue reading “Film Review: The Mercy (2018)”

Film Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

Netflix Originals: The Cloverfield Paradox, 2018 Directed by: Julius Onah Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, Zhang Ziyi   Well, this film certainly came out of nowhere. Once called God Particle and due for a February cinematic release, an advert during Super Bowl Sunday advertised TheContinue reading “Film Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)”

Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane, 2016 Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. After a car crash sends her off the road, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up chained and locked inside an underground room, only to be told by Howard (John Goodman, Argo) that the world above has been bombedContinue reading “Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)”

Classic Film Review: Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield, 2008 Directed by: Matt Reeves Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T. J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman   Cloverfield is a found-footage style monster invasion film set in New York, during an unknown and unexplained alien invasion. Rob (Michael Stahl-David) is set to go to Japan for a new job and hisContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Cloverfield (2008)”

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: Winchester (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Winchester, 2018 Directed by: The Spierig Brothers Starring: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook   Dry, noisy and bland. Winchester has a nice premise; Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), the widow of famed gun manufacturer William Winchester, is visited by spirits of the lives ended by the guns her company creates. They communicateContinue reading “Film Review: Winchester (2018)”

Film Review: 47 Meters Down (2017)

‘There were several faults with 47 Meters Down, which fell mainly at the lap of the writer and director’ 2017 in Cinema: 47 Meters Down, 2017 Directed by: Johannes Roberts Starring: Claire Holt, Mandy Moore, Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago A. Segura, Matthew Modine   47 Meters? More like 47 Foreshadows. While that mayContinue reading “Film Review: 47 Meters Down (2017)”

Film Review: The Mummy (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Mummy, 2017 Directed by: Alex Kurtzman Written by: David Keopp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman Starring: Tom Cruise, Russel Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, American Made, as Nick, a U. S. Military officer who unearths the tomb of Princess Ahmanet, and in doing so unleashes her spirit andContinue reading “Film Review: The Mummy (2017)”

Film Review: Spotlight (2015)

And the Oscar Goes to: Spotlight, 2015 Directed by: Tom McCarthy Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Spotlight is an American biographical crime drama focusing on the Spotlight team of The Boston Globe and their investigation into cases of widespread child sex abuse claims in the Boston area, with many priests accused as theContinue reading “Film Review: Spotlight (2015)”