Hidden Figures tells a story worth telling – the little-known, true story behind the unrecognised African-American women, who helped send John Glenn (Glen Powell) into space in the 60s. The central figure among these women being Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) who was a geometric analyst, smarter than anyone at NASA, including her fellow “computers” […]Read more "‘Hidden Figures’ review – One for the history books"
Donald Glover had a very successful 2016 in what was the most terrifying, confusing year full of unexpected events and shocking celebrity deaths. He created a universally critically acclaimed television series, was cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming (though not as Spider-Man) and as Lando Calrissian in the untitled Han Solo Star Wars spin-off. He also held […]Read more "The best TV show of 2016 – Atlanta"
What an un-embarrassable fraud Ken Loach is. For all the discussion surrounding “gaming the system” that this film has caused; the true mystery is how this flaccid protest statement has managed to become such a cause célèbre. The con artist at large is the purveyor of jejune, splenetic and needlessly adversarial portraits of the life […]Read more "‘I, Daniel Blake’ review"
Ira Sachs’ latest low-key film commands major attention. When the grandfather of school loner and aspiring artist Jake (Theo Taplitz) dies, his family inherit a now lucrative property that has been rented to Leonor (Paulina García) for many years for her business, cracks begin to open within societal bonds. Jake’s cash-strapped father, under pressure from […]Read more "‘Little Men’ review"
A bold and singular vision, director Terrence Malick’s film functions as a conversation between Jack O’Brian (J.O.B.) and God. A haggard Sean Penn, playing Jack, disillusioned in adulthood questions the foundations of his life after suffering personal loss. The Tree of Life serves as a religious response to the clinical atheism at the heart of […]Read more "‘The Tree of Life’ review"
The 80s are back! Yes, that’s right the era of cheesy pop music, frizzy hair-dos and John Hughes movies is back in style and fashion (oh boy the fashion) in 2016. In recent years, I have noticed, and critics can concur, the increasing rise of films, television shows and even books been set in the 80s […]Read more "‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ review – enormously fun ride back to the 80s"
Editor’s Note: This article contains minor spoilers. Captain America: Civil War is the third instalment in the series of films starring the titular superhero and the latest instalment in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The term “MCU” should be familiar to nearly everyone now given the announcement of “Phase Three”: the new era of superhero films […]Read more "‘Captain America: Civil War’ review – energetic exhilarating fun"