Thursday, May 25, 2017

Film Review – Youth (2015)

Youth Director: Paolo Sorrentino  Writer: Paolo Sorrentino Starring: Micheal Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano Runtime: 124 Minutes Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) is a retired...

Film Review – Denial (2016)

Denial (2016) Director: Mick Jackson Writers: David Hare (screenplay), Deborah Lipstadt (based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier"...

Film Review – The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich Writers: Lloyd Alexander (novel), David Jonas (story) Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan Runtime: 80 min Reviewer: Kyle Rees In an era where Dungeons...

Film Review – Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015) by William Shakespeare Director: Justin Kurzel Writers: Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie (screenplay). Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan Runtime: 113 min   The Fassbender/Kerzel take on Macbeth won much acclaim upon release.  Take...

Film Review: Princess Mononoke (1997)

Princess Mononoke (1997) Director: Hayao Miyazaki Writer: Hayao Miyazaki Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka Runtime: 134 mins Reviewer: Kyle Rees   We’ve all heard the yarn, of an agent...

Film Review – Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) Director: David Yates Writer: J.K. Rowling Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol Runtime: 133 min Reviewer: Andy Millward Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (henceforth Fantastic Beasts...)...

Film review: The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant (2015) Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Writers: Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay) Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter Runtime: 156 min Reviewer: Andy Millward   I’ve got a new smart TV with home cinema sound...

Film Review – Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange (2016) Directed by: Scott Derrickson Written by: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton  Reviewer: Stephen...

Film Review – The Girl on the Train (2016)

The Girl on the Train (2016) Directed by:  Tate Taylor Written by: Erin Cressida Wilson Starring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans Runtime: 1h 52min Reviewer:...

Film review: Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Director: Kenneth Lonergan Writer: Kenneth Lonergan Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler Runtime: 137 min I knew nothing about Manchester by the Sea when my friend booked...