Film Review: Isle of Dogs (2018)

‘Massively disappointed’ 2018 in Cinema: Isle of Dogs Directed by: Wes Anderson Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Harvey Keitel, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, Yojiro Noda, Mari Natsuki, Yoko Ono, Frank Wood  ... Continue Reading →

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Film Reviews: Truth or Dare (2018)

‘Its screenplay is credited as being written by four people and you can tell’ 2018 in Cinema: Truth or Dare Directed by: Jeff Wadlow Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron   A couple of reviews ago I noted how only one in every 100 horror films is really good and... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Thoroughbreds (2018)

‘Dark, psychotic and hilarious’ 2018 in Cinema: Thoroughbreds Directed by: Cory Finley Starring: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift   Dark, psychotic and fun, Thoroughbreds was a film I’d not heard of prior to seeing its showing at my local cinema, but I’m certainly glad I watched it. Focusing on the... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Love, Simon (2018)

‘Excellent pacing and a beautifully told romance’ 2018 in Cinema: Love, Simon, 2018 Directed by: Greg Berlanti Starring: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner   Love, Simon is a high-school teen drama about Simon (Nick Robinson, Everything Everything) who is secretly gay and soon learns about an online persona from another secretly gay lad at... Continue Reading →

Film Review: A Quiet Place (2018)

‘Only one horror in every 100 is really good. This is that one.’ 2018 in Cinema: A Quiet Place, 2018 Directed by: John Krasinski Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe   I’ve been looking forward to this film for a long time as the concept is one that has really intrigued me; in a... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Unsane (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Unsane, 2018 Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving   Unsane is an American psychological horror film uniquely shot entirely on an iPhone camera. The film centres around Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy, Breathe), who accidentally, and unwittingly, checks herself in for a... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: The Dark Night (2008)

Marvel vs. DC: The Dark Knight, 2008 Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman   After the successful Batman Begins rebooted the franchise that Batman & Robin tried to kill, Christian Bale (Batman Begins) returns as Batman and is faced with The Joker... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Game Night (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Game Night, 2018 Directed by: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Kyle Chandler   As a fan of having game nights with my own group of friends, I was certainly excited about seeing this film... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Red Sparrow (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Red Sparrow, 2018 Directed by: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louis Parker, Jeremy Irons   After being witness to a murder, Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence, mother!) is persuaded to join the Red Sparrows by her uncle, Ivan (Matthias Schoenaerts), the same man who put her in the... Continue Reading →

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