Film Review – Passengers

Can a film survive on the strength of it’s two impossibly good looking leads? The filmmakers behind Passengers, the latest effort from Norwegian director Morten Tyldum, are certainly banking on it, as Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are onscreen together almost exclusively for the majority of the film. Stuck onboard the Avalon, a futuristic spacecraft heading into…

Film Review – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

  Four years in the making, the phenomenally successful YA franchise The Hunger Games comes to a climax. Following immediately on from the last shot of Part 1, we find Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in a neck brace struggling to talk, having been choked almost to death by Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) He’s drugged up…

Film Review – American Hustle.

American Hustle. Directed by David O. Russell Release Date – December 12th 2013 The art of survival. And it is an art. Because it’s not the strongest or the smartest that survive, but those most able to adapt. David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) & Eric Singer (The International) have written a joyous…