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: The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

‘Dorothy Blyskal’s script has to be one of the worst scripts I’ve ever heard in my life’ 2018 in Cinema: The 15:17 to Paris, 2018 Directed by: Clint Eastwood Starring: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, Ray Corasani   Based on the real-life incident on a train in Paris, where aContinue reading “Film Review: The 15:17 to Paris (2018)”

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: 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: The Post (2018)

2018 in Cinema: The Post, 2018 Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Poulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys   How to make an Oscar-worthy film: Hire an Oscar-winning director: Steven Spielberg, check. Hire an Oscar-winning leading actress: Meryl Streep, check. Hire an Oscar-winning leading actor: TomContinue reading “Film Review: The Post (2018)”

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: Detroit (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Detroit, 2017 Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie   The unofficial third instalment to Kathryn Bigelow’s Based-On-True-Events films (including The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty). Detroit is an adaptation of the Detroit riots of 1967, spurred on by the dominantContinue reading “Film Review: Detroit (2017)”

Film Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

’12 Years a Slave makes no effort to be cautious; instead choosing to portray the white slavers as they would have been back then: incredibly racist and cruel’ And the Oscar Goes to: 12 Years a Slave Directed by: Steve McQueen Written by: John Ridley Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, LupitaContinue reading “Film Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)”