Beauty and the Beast (2017)

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney continue their recent spree of adapting their classic animations into live action spectacles,… Continue reading

Elle

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her. It’s hard to imagine a film like ‘Elle’ being greenlit… Continue reading

The Salesman (Forušande‎)

Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Over the last few years, Asghar Farhadi has… Continue reading

Get Out

A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate. Jordan Peele comes from a comedic background, having cut his teeth on his Comedy Central show ‘Key & Peele’ with long time… Continue reading

Personal Shopper

Revolves around a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris. Since I saw ‘Personal Shopper’, I’ve thought about it a lot and I’m still not sure what it’s really… Continue reading

The Love Witch

A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, in a tribute to 1960s pulp novels and Technicolor melodramas. For the second year running, a film… Continue reading

Free Fire

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature film since 2009 is one of… Continue reading

Kong: Skull Island

A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is a… Continue reading

Certain Women

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail. ‘Certain Women’ is a sporadically enjoyable film that attempts to tell low stakes stories about three women… Continue reading

Viceroy’s House

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. ‘Viceroy’s… Continue reading

Patriots Day

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. Peter Berg’s carved out a fruitful niche for himself recently by taking… Continue reading

Trespass Against Us

A man looks to find a way to escape the criminal ways of his outlaw family. For a film featuring two of the finest Irish actors around starring as father and son, I… Continue reading

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