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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Manchester By The Sea (2016)

Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler Director: Kenneth Lonergan Kenneth Lonergan, the writer of Gangs Of New York and Analyze This, gets to showcase his directing chops too in this drama about a man drowning in loss, who is surprised to become the guardian of his nephew when his brother suffers from a heart… Continue reading Manchester By The Sea (2016)

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The Girl On The Train (2016)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson Director: Tate Taylor Three women who all have issues around babies, find themselves linked when Rachel (Blunt), an obsessive and alcoholic, thinks she might be involved in a missing persons case. Rachel is unable to have children, which drove her to drinking and drove her husband into the… Continue reading The Girl On The Train (2016)

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Captain Fantastic (2016)

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Annalise Basso Director: Matt Ross A startling and charming film from an actor turned writer/director, this film is the story of an unusual family, who live in the woods in the Pacific Northwest, living by Socialist values and survivalism. Ben (Mortensen) finds his own ideals challenged when big changes hot… Continue reading Captain Fantastic (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, David Gulpilil Director: Phillip Noyce Perhaps better known for action and thriller pics, like Clear and Present Danger for example, Noyce here turned his attention to Australian history and something that for a long time was a bit of a dirty secret: the stolen… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi Director: Isao Takahata Although I loved this film, after it finished I needed a drink! It's very sweet and very sad. The film is about a boy Setsuko and his little sister Seita, at the end of WW2 in Japan. During an air raid their mother is badly injured and… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)