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 Lego Batman Movie

Directed by:  Chris McKay Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson Rotten Tomatoes: 91%                                                    Empire: 4 Stars What has the director done before? If you have heard of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode…

Star Trek: Beyond

Star Trek: Beyond Directed By: Justin Lin Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban 1. Watch in the cinema or watch on DVD? The new Star Trek is one to watch in the theater. It is a summer blockbuster of course so it wouldn’t have the same impact if you watched it at home unless…

Tales of Tales

Tales of Tales Directed by: Matteo Garrone Starring:  Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones Who’s in it? There were a lot of actors that I recognised in this movie, that you would probably recognise but not remember except for Salma Hayek, obviously and maybe John C. Reilly (the other step brother in Step Brothers). I usually wouldn’t…

Green Room

Green Room Directed By: Jeremy Saulnier Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat Rotten Tomatoes: 90%                            Empire:4 Stars What has the director done before? I am ashamed of myself for not knowing who Jeremy Saulner is, I had heard of the movie Blue Ruin…

 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 Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016) Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring : Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley,Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson Empire: 3 Stars                                             Rotten Tomatoes: 94% What has the director done before? Jon Favereau, the actor/ director has been going from success to success. Previously his most prominent call to fame was playing the role of…

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg Starring:  John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. Rotten Tomatoes: 89%                                                          Empire: 5 Stars Was it scary? 10 Cloverfield Lane was more thrilling rather than scary, but compared to some horror-ish films I have watched lately, I was definitely more enthralled with the film, which made me jump a…

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! Directed By: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich Empire: 4 Stars                          Rotten Tomatoes: 83% What have the director’s done before? The directing duo that is the Coen brothers have been around for a long time. The brothers write, direct and produce their films, jointly, so they must really rake in the cash….