drama

Film & TV

mother! – Film Review

Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer Release Date: 15 September mother! is a gauntlet, director Darren Aronofsky practically daring you to keep watching: “Oh, you think Jennifer Lawrence has suffered enough, do…

Film & TV

Wind River – Film Review

Director: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene and Kelsey Asbille Release Date: 8 September Wind River is the first film both directed and penned by Taylor Sheridan, the Academy Award-nominated writer with two…

Film & TV

Detroit – Film Review

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie Release Date: Out Now Very few directors create tension quite like Kathryn Bigelow. The Hurt Locker, for example, takes a…

Film & TV

Norman – Film Review

Director: Joseph Cedar Starring: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi and Michael Sheen Release Date: Out Now As the opening credits roll for Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, one witnesses companies, such as…

Film & TV

The Promise – Film Review

Director: Terry George Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale Release Date: Out Now With a seemingly endless procession of Holocaust related films in the Hollywood archive, it’s a little astonishing that The Promise marks the first…

Film & TV

A Dog’s Purpose – Film Review

Director:  Lasse Hallström Starring:  Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, KJ Apa and Josh Gad Release Date:  5 May  Based on the book of the same name, A Dogs Purpose is about a devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) that…

Film & TV

The Secret Scripture – Film Review

Director: Jim Sheridan Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, Theo James, Aidan Turner and Jack Reynor Release Date: Mar 24 Released at a time when Irish society is confronted with yet more horrific revelations about its clerical…

Film & TV

20th Century Women – Film Review

Director: Mike Mills Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade Zumann Release Date: Feb 10 This is a film about sex, women and becoming a man. Before flashbacks of American Pie start dancing…

Film & TV

Denial – Film Review

Director: Mick Jackson Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall Release Date: Out Now Denial is based on the true events of Holocaust denier, David Irving (Spall) and his libel case against historian Deborah E. Lipstadt (Weisz).