Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Full of “caustic wit”, this is a McCarthy comedy I can get behind. Lee Israel is a struggling writer living in New York, with her rent three months overdo, her cat being sick, and her publisher wanting nothing to do with her, she turns to a life of fraud to make ends meet. It is…

Review: Tag

I think someone just wanted to see Jeremy Renner do parkour. The premise of Tag is of five grown men who have been playing the same game of Tag for thirty years, despite having jobs and lives of their own. One of them though, has never been tagged. Moreover, it is “inspired” by true events….

Review: The Disaster Artist

More of a celebration of what the cult phenomenon now is rather than an honest telling of the disaster it had been. Two words stood out to me while watching this: Guerrero Street. The Disaster Artist is a biopic comedy based off of the novel by Greg Sestero, a young actor who in the late…

Review: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is as delightful as it is important. Heartwarming and vital. Based off the true story of three women who challenged all of the social norms in the early 1960s by becoming vital to the success of America’s first manned space flight by NASA. This is the sort of “Girl Power” I can get…

Review: Sully

Probably one of the most concise and honestly made films I’ve seen this year since Spotlight. Based off the true events from January 2009, Sully follows the frightening and dramatic events of an airliner forced to land on the Hudson River in America, and the following investigation of its pilot Chesley Sullenberger. Directed by Clint…

Review: War Dogs

From director Todd Phillips, War Dogs is surprisingly serious in tone. Based off true events War Dogs follows David, a twenty-something American who has no idea what to do with his life. That is until he teams up with his eccentric school friend Erhaim and his business of selling military hardware to the US military….

Review: The Conjuring 2

I can’t help but feel a little disappointed by James Wan’s sequel; it has a little too much Insidious injected into it… Based off a true case performed by the Warrens, a husband and wife team of investigators helping the Church uncover demonic activity, the pairing travel to north London to help a family terrorised by…

Review: Serpico

Serpico tells the true story of Frank Serpico, a lone American police man who personally confronts the rampant corruption in the force. Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) is a greenhorn police officer recently joined the force, with an optimistic view on how the officers behave. He is a good man who finds himself surrounded by nothing…

Review: Spotlight

Oscar season this year is sure giving us a lot of intensity isn’t it? A nominee studded cast stars in this grueling true story. Spotlight is an investigative team of journalists working for The Boston Globe. In 2001 they were assigned a special task by their new editor, a task of uncovering the secretive world…

Review: Apollo 13

From expert director Ron Howard comes perhaps the defining space exploration film; rooted by true events Apollo 13 still stands as a testimony to what humanity could be. Shortly after the amazing success of the Apollo 11 lunar landing that saw Neil Armstrong walk on The Moon, Apollo 13’s mission was to repeat the performance….