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: Foxcatcher

A grim tale about some of humanity’s worst, albeit more subtle, traits. Great acting all around but does this story really need to be told? Based off a true story, two brothers are¬†Olympic medal winners in wrestling, but now they are older the youngest brother wants to start out on his own, feeling¬†neglected in his…

Review: Despicable Me 2 (2D)

The sequel boasts no lack of the original’s manic energy and colour, and while it is very child friendly and colourful, it is a mindless distraction. Supervillain Gru has now left the life of villainy behind and is living with the three girls and his minions. But he is called into service of the Anti-Villain…

Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

In classic Cinema Cocoa style, the one type of romantic comedy I enjoy would involve the end of the world. Steve Carell and Kiera Knightley star in this little picture about two neighbours who only just get to know each other when flung together weeks before a meteor is set to destroy all life on…

Review: Despicable Me (2D)

A cutesy, fun-loving and brightly coloured animation about an evil villain discovering his softer nature. What can be said about Despicable Me? I must admit I am grateful I knew next to nothing about what happens in it because honestly… not much! This is storytelling 101 stuff, and even giving you a simple synopsis will…