Film Reviews

Certain Women (2016)

Starring: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern Director: Kelly Reichardt I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this film, because reports all had it as being a very slow drama. I'm OK with slow, but not so much with very slow. But I was pleasantly surprised. It's the story of three women in small town America,… Continue reading Certain Women (2016)

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The Neon Demon (2016)

Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman Director: Nicolas Winding Refn When 16 year old Jessie (Fanning) moves to LA and takes up a modelling career, she finds that her fresh faced natural beauty draws the jealous eyes of the models that both hate her and want… Continue reading The Neon Demon (2016)

Film Reviews

A Quiet Passion (2016)

Starring: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff Director: Terence Davies Emily Dickinson was such a fascinating figure. A woman poet from the mid-1800's, she was published in her own life, but gained more renowned after death. She's one of America's greatest poets, but also known for her eccentricities. This film is the story… Continue reading A Quiet Passion (2016)

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Preview: Miss Sloane (2016)

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow Director: John Madden A lot of films about politics can be very dry and a bit dull, but this certainly isn't one of them. Elizabeth Sloane (Chastain) is an ice cold, intelligent figure, a lobbyist who strikes fear into the hearts of her opponents and is… Continue reading Preview: Miss Sloane (2016)

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Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Nadine (Steinfeld) is a teen with one friend, navigating the wilds of high school and growing up. But when her best friend starts dating her brother, she starts to come unravelled. It's a drama with very witty, clever dialogue… Continue reading Edge Of Seventeen (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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Preview: Hidden Figures (2016)

Starring: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirstin Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge. Director: Theodore Melfi I love movies, but rarely do they truly move me. I'm not easily impressed, in that sense, even though I enjoy a wide variety of them. But this film really got to me. I… Continue reading Preview: Hidden Figures (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains Director: Irving Rapper In this sparkling melodrama, Bette Davis is Charlotte Vale, youngest daughter of a Boston matriarch who rules with an iron fist. Never allowed to blossom, Charlotte lives at home as a spinster, serving her mother til the strain causes a depression. Taken to stay in… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Red Shoes (1948)

Starring: MoiraΒ Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger My first exposure to this film was when i was 5. There was a little girl at my primary school who was obsessed with this film, and I think we thought it was just about ballet and the costumes, and that was cool with… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Red Shoes (1948)

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Ghostbusters (2016)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth Director: Paul Feig Has another film been more controversial this year? Off the top of my head, this is the big one. And for the weirdest reason. It's Ghostbusters, but the four main characters are female comedians instead of male. That's it. There are… Continue reading Ghostbusters (2016)