John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is yet again dragged into the world of crime from which he is attempting to retire, this time he must settle a blood debt he has with an Italian gangster (Riccardo Scamarcio) trying to move up within the inner circles of the assassin underworld.   John Wick came out of nowhere […]

The Oscars 2017

Here we are ladies and gents, boys and girls. The results to my Oscar predictions 2017. Sorry it’s a little belated. Last year I achieved 9/12, will I beat this decent score? (Unlikely). So, my predictions are in bold. Actual results are in a different colour.   Cinematography Arrival La La Land Lion Moonlight Silence […]

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 […]

T2 Trainspotting

After spending 20 years away, Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns home to Edinburgh and catches up with spud (Ewen Bremner) and Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller). Times have changed and there is tension between all of them, but when Begbie (Robert Carlyle) is found to be in the area they must put this behind them and […]

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 […]