Gold

Matthew McConaughey is a fat wolf of Wall Street type figure, who fancies getting richer than he already is by looking for gold in Indonesia. He takes Edgar Ramirez with him, and they find some gold or maybe it’s not there, or maybe it really is, or maybe it isn’t. I can’t remember which way […]

20th Century Women

Annette Bening struggles to raise her son (Lucas Jade Zumann) in late 70’s California. Drawing on the help and experiences of two other women – Elle Fanning, his best friend, and Greta Gerwig, a free spirited feminist housemate – She tries to form him into a well-rounded young man without the assistance of a significant […]

Moonlight

The story of a young black man growing up with a dysfunctional home life and discovering his own sexuality is told over three chapters roughly seven years apart beginning at age nine.   I went into Moonlight worried sick it wouldn’t live up to the immense praise heaped upon it by all corners. Bar Arrival […]

Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Garfield is real life war hero Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who goes into battle as a medic with no weapon. But first he must manage to get through army training without ever so much as touching a rifle.   Hacksaw Ridge is a very odd movie. It consists of two absolutely separate halves […]

Fences

Denzel Washington is the outspoken patriarch of a working class African-American family in the 1950’s, trying to raise his family whilst also attempting to relive his own life through his son, Jovan Adepo.   Ok so straight off the bat, I don’t think Fences is a film. It’s based on a play and is delivered […]

Denial

Timothy Spall plays the odious David Irving – infamous holocaust denier – in a dramatization of the court case that ensued after Irving accused Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) of slandering him in her new book. Lipstadt must then defend her words against him by proving in court that Irving is a lying. Or rather Tom […]

Loving

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga are real life mixed race couple Richard and Mildred Loving, whom after getting married in Washington are arrested upon their move back into Virginia. They are faced with the choice of splitting up for good or keeping their heads down and living in Washington. Three children later, this cramped city […]