Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Three Billboards



When no progress is made on solving her daughter’s rape and murder, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) takes matters into her own hands and hires three billboards that try to shame the police into proper action.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Darkest Hour


2017 saw two movies released about War-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Those two films, coupled with the release of Dunkirk, focused on a similar period of history in which Winston Churchill was faced with some tough decisions that could decide the fate of the nation. Despite taking place in different periods of the war, both Churchill and Darkest Hour are remarkably similar.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Coco


Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez) is an aspiring musician, who is very talented with a guitar, but he has never performed for anyone. This is because his family hate music and have done everything within their power to ban it so that the music is never heard by the Rivera family. This is because Miguel’s great-grandfather left his family to peruse his music career. Miguel, however, rebels against this rule, steals the guitar of the legendary Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) and finds himself in the Land of the Dead having stolen the property of a dead person. 

Friday, 12 January 2018

The Death of Stalin


With all that’s going on in the World with Donald Trump becoming US President and the UK breaking away of the EU (first time I mentioned on its blog) the world is ripe for an Armando Iannucci political satire. However, Armando Iannucci decided not to take aim at Trump or Brexit (low hanging fruit I suppose) and went for Soviet Union, focusing on the clambering for power shortly following Stalin’s death in 1953.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Battle of the Sexes



The battle for equality in sport isn’t a debate about which sex is better but it’s more a fight to get women’s sports receiving the same respect and attention as their male counterparts, and thus receiving equal pay for reaching the top of their respective sports. Granted, sometimes this simply isn’t possible especially when it comes to football where the attendance figures, and viewing figures, of women’s football are too small to sustain the wages that the men get but tennis is different altogether because both men and women’s single events sell out equally. Nowadays the tournament prizes are the same regardless of gender but in the 1970s this was not the case and this had to be changed.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Rebels are on the run from the powerful First Order who have them fleeing for their lives. However, as the First Order cast a shadow over the galaxy, Ray (Daisy Ridley) travels to the first Jedi temple where Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), has sought solitude and he might be their only hope. Ray must convince Luke to assist the rebels in the fight against The First Order.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Disaster Artist


Everything is wrong with The Room from the dialogue to the acting, the lighting to the cinematography. Subplots are introduced and disregarded and character relationships are unexplained. All in all, it’s a terrible movie dubbed ‘the Citizen Kane of awful’. Despite this, however, people still talk about it as it has developed a cult status like no other. Midnight screenings are packed and Q&A sessions with director Tommy Wiseau are sold out as people ironically, yet lovingly, laugh their way through the stilted dialogue, terrible acting and nonconsequential plotting with a box full of plastic spoons in the arsenal.