Early Man is the latest film from Aardman Animations, the studio that blessed the world with Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. It was founded in 1972 and flourished when recent graduate Nick Park was hired after he made half of A Grand Day Out as his graduation piece at university. Aardman hired Park so […]Read more "‘Early Man’: A Let-down for Long-time Fans, but a Delight for Younger Audiences"
Greta Gerwig has an impressive resumé for a young woman in the film industry. She started out as an actor but swiftly proved herself in other fields as well, ticking off each of the big roles one by one. She has demonstrated her talent for writing with Frances Ha (2012) and Mistress America (2015), films […]Read more "Lady Bird"
★★★★☆ The Post is a fast-paced thriller on how The Washington Post came to publish the Pentagon Papers, leaked documents revealing how the US government had been lying about the Vietnam War. It is mostly set in the offices and dining halls and mansions of the East Coast aristocracy. There are no chases, physical fights, […]Read more "‘The Post’: Streep, Hanks, and Spielberg show off mastery in historical political drama with contemporary undertones"
Editor’s note: For those unfamiliar with the play, this review contains one major spoiler. Being the second film adaptation of an R.C. Sherriff play set in the trenches during the First World War, Saul Dibb’s take on Journey’s End does well to flesh out a relatively contained character study. In the play, the setting is […]Read more "Journey’s End"
★★★★☆ The year is 1960. Bournemouth born typist Jane Goodall is 26 years old, has no academic training, and is about to start her journey to Tanzania where she will make one of the greatest leaps in scientific research. Little did she know that from that moment on, she would dedicate the rest of her […]Read more "‘Jane’: An epic tale of a woman determined to live her childhood dream"
Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s previous collaboration with Brie Larson, Short Term 12 – a powerful, personal indie film full of heart and earnest about the lives of children and their care workers at a foster facility – is one of my all-time favourite films. Naturally, when I heard the two were working on another film […]Read more "The Glass Castle"