I Want to Watch Everything, I Want to Be Everything!

Films are coming out at a rate of 3 movies per minute from Netflix, Amazon Prime, the cinema and DVD. We have got films flying at us from every direction. So many TV shows and movies are coming out at such a rapid rate that it is impossible to keep up with them. In my…

Depressing Films for the Winter

Depressing Films for the Winter The days are getting darker and the nights colder, winter is definitely on its way, and I for one am reverting into a state of hibernation, reducing social contact with others and increasing food intake. What better way to spend those dark winter nights than compounding them with a depressing…

Mother!

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer What has the Director done before? Darren Aronofsky is most well-known for directing the 2010 American psychological horror film Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, which is the fifth ever horror film to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Black Swan made a whopping…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Starring:  Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal  Empire: 4 Stars                                          Rotten Tomatoes: 51% What has the director done before? Matthew Vaughn seems to have more producer credits…

Patti Cake$

Directed by: Geremy Jasper Starring:  Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay Rotten Tomatoes: 83%                                         Empire: 4 Stars What has the director done before? Yes, the director’s name is spelt Geremy not Jeremy, a quirky name for a quirky guy the sort of name you would imagine for a Brooklyn hipster, which Geremy Jasper actually is. Geremy began…

Detroit

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith Empire:4 Stars                               Rotten Tomatoes: 83% What was Detroit about? Detroit centres around the 1967 Detroit’s riot that begun the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23, 1967, with a…

City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts Directed by: Matthew Heineman Starring: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Hamoud, Hassan Rotten Tomatoes: 100%                                          Empire:5 Stars What is City of Ghosts about? Type in “Raqqa” into Google, and you will find a link to the website for Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently a fact referenced in the film City of Ghosts to highlight the prominence…

Dunkirk

 Dunkirk Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy Rotten Tomatoes: 92%                                                  …

The Beguiled

The Beguiled Directed by: Sofia Coppola Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell Rotten Tomatoes:78%                             Empire: 4 Stars What has the director done before? Sofia Coppola is one of the most decorated female directors out there, recently becoming the second…

To The Bone

To The Bone   Directed by: Marti Noxon Starring: Lily Collins, Keanu Reaves, Leslie Bibb What has the director done before? Marti Noxon is best known for her work on television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Unreal so some may argue that it is an unusual turn for her to direct a movie about…

Baby Driver

Directed By: Edgar Wright Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James Rotten Tomatoes: 97%                                                           Empire: 5 Stars What has the director done…

Wonder Woman (2017)

  Directed by: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright,  Lucy Davis Empire: 4 Stars                                         Rotten Tomatoes: 92% What has the director done before? Patty Jenkins, an aptly chosen female director for a film with a female lead, is well known for previously directing the 2003 Aileen Wuornos biography Monster starring Charlize Theron…