The Big Short (2015)

The Big Short and Spotlight were two of the main frontrunners into last years Oscar season. I have watched The Big Short twice recently and I am still flabbergasted at the terminology and trying to wrap my head around the premise. The Big Short is based around the housing crisis that caused an economic meltdown... Continue Reading →

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Moon (2009)

There is something about films involving space that has always peaked my interest. One of my favourites is Danny Boyle’s space epic Sunshine and I have enjoyed the very peculiar Solaris, the whimsical adventure of The Martian and the mind-bendingness of Interstellar. So naturally, I am led to Duncan Jones’ directorial debut of Moon. Funnily... Continue Reading →

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

As we all know, Netflix offers a wealth of original television shows, but occasionally they boast Netflix Original movies. The Fundamentals of Caring is a ‘Netflix Original’ that was released earlier this year in the summer, featuring the combination of Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts and Selena Gomez. The quick wit on show from Paul Rudd... Continue Reading →

Toy Soldiers (1991)

Years before Lord of the Rings, Sean Astin played quite the troublesome youth in Toy Soldiers, not to be confused with Small Soldiers (the one where the toys attack each other). Sporting a bad attitude and a rather loud haircut, Sean Astin leads a band of misfits in Regis High, a boarding school for expelled children of influential people in... Continue Reading →

American History X (1998)

Sporting a shaved head and a proudly displaying a Swazstika on his chest, Edward Norton's Derek Vinyard takes centre stage of American History X. However, Tony Kaye chooses not to have Derek Vinyard the mantlepiece of this film, but rather Derek's ideals and their impact on the Vinyard family. This includes Edward Furlong's Danny Vinyard and the... Continue Reading →

Space Jam (1996)

For an ultimate childhood nostalgia trip, Space Jam is my go-to. As a younger child, I wasn’t into basketball, nor do I remember being the die-hard fan of the Looney Tunes, however, I vividly remember my enjoyment in front of the television wearing down my VHS copy of Space Jam.  The film opens with the iconic... Continue Reading →

The Girl on the Train (2016)

From a jumbled, seemingly out-of-sync trailer, I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Girl on the Train. I had expected it to be driven through the titular ‘Girl’ on the train, which is Emily Blunt’s Rachel. Instead, it is centralised through three women whose lives are all intertwined. Rachel commutes daily on the train... Continue Reading →

Spotlight (2015)

It’s quite amazing to think that a year removed from the very Adam Sandler-y The Cobbler, Tom McCarthy produced Spotlight. One of the finer films to come out of 2015, and taking two Oscar wins with it. Being based on a true story is always tricky as well considering potential implications that come with it.... Continue Reading →

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt are the centrepieces of this remake of the 1960s classic. (Which is in turn an Americanised remake of the Akira Kurosawa classic Seven Samurai) Now, I’ve not seen the original The Magnificent Seven, so I have approached this film without any prior knowledge to go off aside from the trailers.... Continue Reading →

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