Friday, April 28, 2017

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...

Review – Nightcrawler (2014)

Nightcrawler was one of the most exciting and unnerving films of last year. Director Dan Gilroy bases his film on society’s fetish for violent...

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 – Eye In The Sky (2015)

Eye In The Sky (2015) Written by: Guy Hibbert Directed by: Gavin Hood Staring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman Runtime: 102 mins Reviewer: Andy Millward The subtitle of Eye In The...

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 – 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...

Review – Song of the Sea (2014)

Quite simply, animated films, unlike their live-action counterparts, are hard to get right. Select titles, like Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Pixar's Inside Out, prove...

Film Review – The Danish Girl (2015)

The Danish Girl (2015) Director: Tom Hooper Written by: David Ebershoff (novel), Lucinda Coxon (screenplay) Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard  Runtime: 119 Minutes Opening with a visually...

Review – The Good Dinosaur (2015)

For the last twenty years, Pixar has created some of the most acclaimed and cherished animated films ever made: since the success of Toy...

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...)...