Film Reviews

A Monster Calls (2016)

Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson Director: J A Bayona A story about grief and grieving for kids sounds like a hard sell, but this adaptation of a popular book by Patrick Ness focuses on deeper life truths to avoid the trite and mawkish. Conor (MacDougall) is a kid who has grown… Continue reading A Monster Calls (2016)

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Before I Wake (2016)

Starring: Kate Bosworth, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane Director: Mike Flanagan A young couple adopt a boy. Their own young son has died in an accident, and they cannot have more children. But the child they bring home has strange abilities. When he dreams, his dreams come to life. Whilst initially he has beautiful dreams of… Continue reading Before I Wake (2016)

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Film Review: The Babadook (2014)

Logline: "A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her." (from the press release) Genre: Horror Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West Directed by: Jennifer Kent We had a… Continue reading Film Review: The Babadook (2014)

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Nostalgia

I'm having one of those weeks where I want to do the things I enjoyed when I was young. I guess it's what people talk about when they talk about their inner child. Mine has never been that repressed, but it's still nice to enjoy a little nostaliga now and then. It's like having a… Continue reading Nostalgia