Review: First Man

First Man is one small step for cinema, but one giant leap for 2018. Engineer and pilot Neil Armstrong goes through the trials and tribulations required before one of the biggest challenges in human history: a manned mission to the Moon. To be candid, I am a sucker for space movies. So even if First…

Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2D)

How refreshing… a sequel to a film over thirty years old that doesn’t feel recycled and captures the tone and atmosphere perfectly! A Blade Runner is a special law enforcement officer dedicated to hunt down Replicants, artificial humans who are incredibly hard to identify and should they go rogue, pose incredible risks. Following the story…

Review: La La Land

La La Land is a curious blend of the old art of Hollywood musical and contemporary romance movie, and somewhere along the way it hit me really hard! Two people looking to live the dream and excel creatively, one a jazz pianist and the other a budding actress, stumble into one another and embark on a…

Review: Only God Forgives

Well that was a thing that I watched with my eyeballs. From what I can gather: an American man running a martial arts ring in Thailand is forced by his psychotic mother to seek revenge on the kill-crazy police officer that had his older brother killed. Director Nicolas Winding Refn also made the incredible Drive, also…

Review: The Nice Guys

This comedic crime thriller is a classic experience from writer/director Shane Black. A recommended watch. An alcoholic private investigator is bewildered when he is asked to track down a dead porn star who died mysteriously yet believed to still be alive. During his search he meets an unlicenced investigator with anger management issues, both men…

Review: The Big Short

An intensive, jargon-filled drama that does the absolute best job at explaining one of the most deliberately complicated financial disasters in recent memory. In 2008 America, and later Europe, was hit by one of the worst financial recessions in decades. But in 2001 a handful of people saw it coming, and saw the fraudulent activity…

Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

This film kept on giving, and while its pace is slow and its mood set permanently to “morose” it did surprise me in the directions it went. Following side-show stunt biker Luke (Ryan Gosling) after he quits his job to try and make amends to the mother of his son he never knew about, he…

Review: Drive

This film might be brilliant, and I think I will give it the benefit of the doubt! Drive (based off a novel by James Sallis) follows a quiet, unassuming man who works as both a mechanic and movie stunt driver but moonlights as a getaway driver for various heists. His self-contained life is turned upside down…