Crime, Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)

British-Irish playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh returns to the director seat in emphatic fashion with ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, his third feature film that follows the success of ‘In Bruges’ and ‘Seven Psychopaths’, a film that alludes to the conflicts of hatred versus empathy, and tolerance…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Romance, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Home Again (2017)

I wasn’t compelled to see this film, but it seemed wholesome enough to give a chance to. This is one of those films that you see coming and know exactly what you are getting –  a mature romantic comedy with some feel-good moments, a silly…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Last Flag Flying (2018)

We can always count on Richard Linklater to project the sincerity of human conversation onto the big screen for the world to marvel at. His unrested love for his characters is truly moving, and he manages to do it again in his latest film, ‘Last…

Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Call Me By Your Name (2017)

I can’t promise that this is going to be my most coherent review, dear reader, because I’m still totally overwhelmed by the experience of watching this stunning film. Almost 24 hours later, I cannot get it out of my head and images keep washing over…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Florida Project (2017)

Following on from his experimental 2015 effort ‘Tangerine’ in which the entire film was shot with an iPhone 5, Sean Baker turns his eye to the slums of Orlando. Setting the film in the shadow of a cheap roadside motel and its surrounding, far richer…

Drama, Film Reviews, Horror, Mystery

REVIEW: Mother! (2017)

‘Mother!’ is the latest film written and directed by American auteur Darren Aronofsky, director of ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’, about a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home.  At least, this is what the official synopsis and…

Drama, Film Reviews, Mystery, Thriller

REVIEW: Wind River (2017)

If you haven’t heard of Taylor Sheridan by now, I’m sure he is going to be a household name from 2017 and beyond. Following up two stellar films he wrote (‘Sicario’, ‘Hell or High Water’) with his directorial debut, ‘Wind River’, Sheridan is making a…

Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Patti Cake$ (2017)

Sometimes it is the most unassuming little films that completely take you by surprise, and whilst ‘Patti Cake$’ garnered some buzz from both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals with nominations in some of the top categories, this is the sort of film that will fly…

Crime, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Detroit (2017)

On paper, this film has many elements that appeal to me; a female director, set in 1960s America, a true story set during the Civil Rights era and actors (particularly two British stars) who I like. I also visited the city of Detroit in January…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Romance, Z - 2017

REVIEW: The Big Sick (2017)

Fans of ‘Silicon Valley’ will recognise Kumail Nanjiani, but apart from that and the stand-up comedy circuit, he’s gone fairly under-the-radar, until now. Nanjiani has teamed up with his wife, Emily V. Gordon to write the true story of their courtship. Zoe Kazan (who I…