Thursday 22 February 2018

Lady Bird (2018) - Movie Review

The plot: Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a student at a Catholic high school in Sacremento, California. As she weighs up her options for colleges, and deals with her parents Marion (Laurie Metcalf) and Larry (Tracy Letts), she finds herself wanting for an identity of her own. However, with the upcoming hurdles of school, romance and family drama to contend with, she might not have the time to find that identity.

Monday 19 February 2018

The 15:17 To Paris (2018) - Movie Review

The plot: On an afternoon train from Amsterdam to Paris, U.S. soldiers Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, along with their best friend Anthony Sadler, encounter a terrorist ready to kill everyone on-board. As they get ready to take him down, Spencer recollects what led him to this moment, from his school days to his military training to the brief instances before this very moment that would make him and his friends into heroes.

Saturday 17 February 2018

The Shape Of Water (2018) - Movie Review

The plot: Mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a cleaner at a secret government facility, one houses a creature (Doug Jones) the likes of which the world has never seen before. As she converses with her colleague Zelda (Octavia Spencer), and dealing with the leering eye of her boss Colonel Strickland (Michael Shannon), she develops a bond with 'The Asset' and plans to break him out of the facility. However, between Strickland and certain whispers of the Russians wanting to get their hands on The Asset, that task may prove difficult.

Thursday 15 February 2018

Dear Fifty Shades (Fifty Shades Freed Review)

Dear Fifty Shades,

It is with a heavy heart and a reluctant hand that I pen this letter to you. With all the creations I have courted over the years, part of me wishes I would handle this the same way I have the others. But you are not any other creation. You and I have history together, and with everything I have put into this relationship, I couldn’t just leave you without explaining my side of the story. You may hate reading this as much as I hate writing it, but these words must be said. In the four years we have known each other, I haven’t exactly been quiet about what I perceive as your flaws. I once did this out of a sense of respect and wanting you to better yourself but… you just never stopped giving me things to notice.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Swinging Safari (2018) - Movie Review

The plot: In 1970’s Australia, on a beach-side cul-de-sac, a 200-ton whale has beached itself. As budding filmmaker Jeff (Atticus Robb) and his young friends marvel at what has just happened, their parents begin to make their own lives even more complicated by engaging in a swinger’s party. While Jeff keeps himself occupied with his home movies and trying to keep on the right side of the adults in the neighbourhood, he is forced to learn certain lessons about his home, his culture, his sexuality and his place in the world.

Friday 2 February 2018

Molly's Game (2018) - Movie Review

The plot: Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), former Olympic-level skier turned over and shaker in the world of underground poker, has been indicted for suspected involvement with the Russian mafia. While she and her lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba) navigate the indictment for a means to keep Molly out of prison, she recollects what led her to this point. Her athletic aspirations in her youth, her reluctant introduction into the world of off-the-books gambling, and her determined goal of proving her own worth in that world are all laid bare as she comes to terms with where she went wrong.

Thursday 1 February 2018

A Better Tomorrow (2018) - Movie Review

The plot: Brothers Kai (Kai Wang) and Chao (Tianyu Ma) are on opposite sides of the law: Kai is a smuggler working for crime lord Ha Ge (Suet Lam) alongside his partner Mark (Darren Wang), while Chao is an up-and-coming officer in the Hong Kong narcotics division. However, as they discover how distant they have become from each other, Kai decides to reform his criminal ways and maybe regain the trust of his brother. In order to do the right thing by his family, he may have to cut ties with his former employers… permanently.