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 […]

Fifty Shades Darker

Jamie Dornan’s Mr Grey is back, but this time he’s the one making the changes. Will he be willing to confront his inner demons and curb his need to engage in bdsm or will he just alienate Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia once again.   Fifty Shades of grey (the original 2014 entry)’s problem was that it […]

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 […]