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…

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…

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…

White Girl

White Girl   Directed by: Elizabeth Wood Starring: Morgan Saylor, Brian ‘Sene’ Marc, Justin Bartha Rotten Tomatoes: 70% What was it about? Browsing Netflix on a cold winters night, I surprisingly came across a movie that I hadn’t watched and didn’t dislike by the poster. White Girl is a film I had heard about on the fringes but…

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic   Directed By: Matt Ross Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler Prelude: This review is a little unique. Thanks to work I found myself sitting opposite the director Matt Ross and the star of the film Viggo Mortensen while they were undertaking the interview, coordinated by me. Yes, me, sitting opposite Viggo Mortensen looking…

 A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King Directed by: Tom Tykwer Starring: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury Rotten Tomatoes:67%                                      Empire:3 stars What has the director done before? I have never heard of Tom Tykwer ever before, perhaps it’s because Tom Twyker…

The Revenant (2016)

The Revenant (2016) Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter What has the director done before? Alejandro González Iñárritu is literally an international director having sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a cargo ship between the ages of 16 and 18, working his way through Europe and Africa. You can feel the international influences…

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight (2016) Directed By Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh Rotten Tomatoes: 75%                                  Empire: 4 stars What has the director done before? The Hateful Eight is the eighth movie by Quentin Tarantino, surprising isn’t it, considering that he is such a staple of today’s culture. It is his first movie…

The Danish Girl (2015)

The Danish Girl Directed By Tom Hooper Starring:  Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard Empire: 4 Stars                                    Rotten Tomatoes: 72% What has the director done before? The director of The Danish Girl is Tom Hooper, who previously directed The King’s Speech, for which he won the Best Picture and Best Director Academy Award in 2011.To be brutally honest this…