Film Reviews

Morgan (2016)

Starring: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michelle Yeoh, Toby Jones. Director: Luke Scott One of the most forgettable films of the year, this is the story of a girl called Morgan, a genetically engineered person whose case comes under investigation by the company that funded her creation after she turns violently on her handler.… Continue reading Morgan (2016)

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105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Movies: Metropolis (1927)

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frolich Director: Fritz Lang In a beautifully realised dystopian future, the world is run by the decadent city planners, who are strongly divided from the working classes, but all this changes when the son of the city's overlord meets Maria, a kind woman from the working classes who opens… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Movies: Metropolis (1927)

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen. Director: Gareth Edwards I suppose that I might as well open by telling you that I found this film less than impressive. Jyn (Jones) is the daughter of the man who designed the Death Star. Her father (Mikkelsen)… Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman Director: Roland Emmerich I remember when Independence Day it came out. It was a huge blockbuster, with one liners, an ensemble cast, and that shot of the White House being blown up. At the time, for some reason, than ending didn't seem improbable, it was just all big fun. This… Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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Midnight Special (2016)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Leiberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst Director: Jeff Nichols Jeff Nichols has made a name for himself as a very emotive and intelligent director,  with films like Mud and Take Shelter. Here he earns more stripes as a man to watch, teaming up again with Michael Shannon to bring you a subtle sci… Continue reading Midnight Special (2016)

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr Director: Dan Trachtenberg Set in the same narrative world as the events of Cloverfield, but not exactly a sequel. Or a prequel. (A sidequel?) This film is more of a thriller than the sci-fi movie that it's predecessor is. In this film, a young woman is… Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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105 Must See Films: Barbarella (1968)

Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg Directed By: Roger Vadim Innocent and sexy, this film could only come out of the psychedelic brain of the 60's, the era of flower children and free love. Based on an erotic French comic book, Barbarella (Jane Fonda) is a woman sent from Earth, to a strange… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Barbarella (1968)

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105 Must Watch Films: Strange Days (1995)

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott Director: Kathryn Bigelow A film about 1999, made in 1995. Everyone thought Y2K was going to be a big thing. The world was coming to an end. But neither of those things happened. I wish that that was the main problem with this film.… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Strange Days (1995)

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Tomorrowland (2015)

Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie Director: Brad Bird Sci-fi movie created by the guy who dreamed up Finding Nemo and starring the incomparable George Clooney, what could go wrong? Based on a Disney ride, (which before you scoff, you’ll remember the Pirates Of the Carribean films also were) there’s plenty of scope for… Continue reading Tomorrowland (2015)

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News: Procrastination and Show Reels.

I thought I'd procrastinate by writing a nice blog post. I've been commissioned by a friend to write some dialogue for his girlfriend, an actress who is making a move to bigger roles from work as an extra. (I might end up directing it, too. We'll see how it goes)They're looking to make a show… Continue reading News: Procrastination and Show Reels.