Review: 1917

A hauntingly beautiful, if gruelling ordeal. Sam Mendes’ film is incredible. During the events of The Great War, two young soldiers are given a task: one day to travel across enemy occupied territory to deliver new orders to two battalions. If they fail, sixteen hundred men will be killed. Time is the enemy. Director Sam…

Review: The Irishman

Martin Scorsese’s three hour gangster epic, based off true stories, is an impressive spectacle if a little drawn out. Set over the 60s and 70s, the story follows Frank Sheeran, a war veteran-turn truck driver who becomes part of the criminal underground. Spanning over several decades, we see Frank’s friendships, alliances, dangerous betrayals, and sacrifices….

Review: The Good Liar

Despite being predictable by its very nature, it is a decent thriller with some fun performances. Roy and Betty are two British citizens heading towards their 80s, looking for companionship. Meeting up thanks to an online dating site, they immediately hit it off. Little does Betty know that Roy has a dark secret. Starring Sir…

Review: Tolkien

An over-edited experience addressing the direct inspirations behind J.R.R Tolkien’s classic fantasy stories. A young boy returns to England with his mother and brother and begins to study for a scholarship. Meanwhile, fantastical thoughts of otherworldy places and languages infatuate him. With the huge success of New Line Cinema’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and…

Review: Ad Astra

An astronaut must travel on a secret mission to the edge of the Solar System in a bid to save all life as we know it, and perhaps reunite with his estranged father in the process. “Space” movies often fall into two categories, each category with a spectrum with two extremes on either end. The…

Review: Green Book

A story about the bonding of two very different souls. Captivating and greatly entertaining. When a classical pianist looks to tour around the deep south of America, he hires Tony Lip, an Italian American brawler with very low opinions on minorities. When Tony discovers his fare is an extremely rich African American man, he realizes…

Review: Vice

Who would have thought the director of Anchorman would go on to direct not one (The Big Short) but two incredibly thorough and consumable dives into the worst of American politics. This true story follows the life of the Washington DC Vice President of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and his secretive dealings that escalated…

Review: Mary Queen of Scots

A grim and accurate telling of the two Queens vying for control over Great Britain. During the 1500s, young Mary Stuart returned to her homeland of Scotland from France, and being Queen of Scotland she also had claim to the throne of England as well, should she have an heir. But matters become worse as…

Review: Stan & Ollie

A very simple yet sentimental movie, about growing old and still enjoying what you do. Set between the 1930s and 1950s, the film follows the famous comedy double act as they enter their winter years. Coping with their incredible fame shrinking as the world moves on, and manage the complexities of career and personal lives….

Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

If you aren’t stomping your foot, and maybe even welling up a little while watching Bohemian Rhapsody… then you are doing it wrong. A powerful dramatisation following the formation of the band Queen and the inspirational but troubled life of its lead singer Freddie Mercury. Upon its production, some onlookers questioned the casting of lead…