All Is True – Film Review

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to William Shakespeare in retirement, then wonder no longer…Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as the great bard who, after fire destroys his beloved Globe Theatre in 1612, returns home to Stratford on Avon to plant…

Avengers: Endgame – Film Review

I’m not sure expectations have ever been so high for the culmination of any film series in history. Harry Potter, Twilight, even Star Wars can’t hold a candle to how high the bar is set for the final episode of 22 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Infinity Stones Saga. Last years infinity war saw arch…

The Chaperone – Film Review

From 22 films to the year 1922, we are in Wichita Kansas for a story based on real life, the tale of silent film star Louise Brooks played by Haley Lu Richardson, a 15 year old dance prodigy who has been offered a place at a prestigious New York dance school run by Ruth st…

Breaking Habits – Film Review

So Sister Kate used to go by the name of Christine. A successful businesswoman and mother who, After being betrayed by her husband and brother forged a new path and a new identity for herself as a cannabis farming nun. She quickly cultivates not just a lucrative crop of medical marijuana but also a band…

The Hummingbird Project – Film Review

Cousins Vincent Jesse Eisenberg and Anton Alexander Skarsgard are players in the high-stakes game of high-frequency trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream is to build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions, but this story has been told so much better in a book called flash…

The Kindergarten Teacher – Film Review

Also out this week, a remake of a 2014 Israeli film – The Kindergarten Teacher. Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa, a New York kindergarten teacher who becomes obsessed with one of her students, a 5 year old boy named Jimmy who has a gift for poetry. Desperate to nurture his talent, Lisa neglects her own…

Missing Link – Film Review

From Laika Animation, the studio behind Kubo and the Two Strings and Coraline comes their latest stop motion animation classic – Missing Link. Hugh Jackman stars as the voice of Sir Lionel Frost an intrepid explorer obsessed with finding mythical creatures in the hope of joining an exclusive club of likeminded adventurers. When he receives…

Galveston – Film Review

If Shazam! Is a ray of light, then Galveston is a cloud of darkness. From the creator and writer of TV series True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto, Galveston stars Ben Foster as Roy, a hitman, and Elle Fanning as a young escort Rocky. It’s 1988 and the pair escape a violent crime taking a road trip…

Shazam! – Film Review

Something suitable for 10 and up if the kids can handle some swearing and a few CGI demons is the first comedy from DC Comics stable – Shazam! Billy Batson is a runaway foster kid who is chosen as champion by an ancient wizard, and together with his disabled foster brother Freddie, a superhero expert,…

Pet Sematary – Film Review

Stephen King wrote Pet Sematary in 1983 drawing from his own experiences with dead pets, and reluctantly published it in 1986, later saying it’s his book that scares him the most. It was a successful film back in 1989. The new film features Jason Clarke as Lewis, a doctor who moves to the country with…

Us – Film Review

So from a film set in a circus by the director of Edward Scissorhands to a movie featuring lots of scissors that takes place in part at an amusement park. Jordan Peele took home an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his 2017 thriller Get Out. His follow up is called US, and it sees…

Dumbo – Film Review

Tim Burton is the director who effectively kickstarted the Disney Live Remake production line with Alice in Wonderland back in 2010 – the film took over $1 Billion US Dollars at the global Box Office and since then 2016’s The Jungle Book has almost cracked $1 Billion, Director Jon Favreau set to cross $1 billion…