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…

Appropriate Behaviour (2014)

Appropriate Behaviour (2014) Directed By Desiree Akhavan Starring: Desiree Akhavan Empire: 3 Stars                        Rotten Tomatoes: 98% Was it actually funny? Yes, Appropriate Behaviour is funny but not laugh out loud funny, more like gently smiling at the screen kind of funny. Desiree Akhavan relies heavily on deadpan and sarcastic humour, which few people can actually…

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

Rachel Getting Married (2008) Directed By: Jonathan Demme Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger Rotten Tomatoes: 84%                                       Empire: 4 Stars What has the director done before? Jonathan Demme is one of those critically acclaimed but under the radar…

Grandma (2015)

Grandma (2015) Directed By Paul Weitz Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden Rotten Tomatoes: 92%                               Empire: 4 Stars What has the director done before? I was surprised to see Paul Weitz was the director of this movie, having previously directed American…

Bridge Of Spies (2015)

Bridge Of Spies (2015)   Directed By Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan and Alan Ada Rotten Tomatoes: 91%                                              Empire: 4 Stars What has the director done before? If you don’t…

Carol (2015)

Carol (2015) Directed By Todd Haynes Starring: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Rotten Tomatoes: 93%                        Empire: 4 Stars What has the director done before?Most Todd Haynes films usually have a strong female lead; Cate Blanchett famously played Bob Dylan in I’m Not There. His…