Thursday, May 25, 2017

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: 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...

Review – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Directed by: J.J. Abrams Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams & Michael Arndt Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac Runtime: 135 Minutes The best thing...

Film Review – Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017) Director: Ridley Scott Writers: Dan O'Bannon (based on characters created by), Ronald Shusett (based on characters created by) Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy...

Film Review – Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Nocturnal Animals (2016) Directed by: Tom Ford Written by: Tom Ford Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon Runtime: 1h 57m It is unsurprising that a film directed by...

Leonardo DiCaprio: The Long and Winding Oscar Road

I'm a believer in that everyone has their moment and for Leonardo DiCaprio, that time has finally come. After years of being overlooked by...

Film Review – High Rise (2015)

High Rise (2015) Director:Ben Wheatley Writers: J.G. Ballard (novel), Amy Jump Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller Run Time: 1hr 59m Reviewer: Andy Millward My son saw Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump‘s film adaptation of JG Ballard‘s...

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 – 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:...

Why Representation Matters

Representation is a topic that is growing in momentum across the media. Though for the most part that media seems to be of a...