Category Archive: Film Reviews

The Great Wall

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. ‘The Great Wall’ is a daft, cheesy fantasy spectacle, but… Continue reading

John Wick: Chapter 2

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. The first ‘John Wick’ was a really fun, kinetic action… Continue reading

Fences

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Adapted from August Wilson’s stage play, ‘Fences’ is a film about… Continue reading

Hidden Figures

Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. ‘Hidden Figures’ is a film about three mathematicians… Continue reading

Moonlight

A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing… Continue reading

20th Century Women

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s. Mike Mills last film, ‘Beginners’, led to an Oscar win for Christopher Plummer for playing a… Continue reading

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad – contrasting the realities of war with… Continue reading

Toni Erdmann

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach. A German comedy clocking in at almost three… Continue reading

Gold

Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. The renaissance… Continue reading

Christine

The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career. Based on the infamous live on-air suicide of newsreader Christine Chubbuck,… Continue reading

The Lego Batman Movie

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. ‘The Lego Movie’ was one of 2014’s most pleasant surprises, a… Continue reading

Loving

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme… Continue reading