*This review contains images some may find distressing* Alien (1979) is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holme,John Hurt and Harry Dean Stanton. It circles the voyage of a futuristic space merchant vessel and its encounter with a horrifying space predator onboard the ship. This is considered one of the […]Read More Alien: Monsters,Rape and Acid Blood
Too big to fail (2011) is directed by Curtis Jackson (no, not 50 Cent) and is based on the book of the same name written by Andrew Ross Sorkin about the financial crisis of 2008. It stars William Hurt, Topher Grace, James Wood,Paul Giamatti, Cynthia Nixon and others. This movie is short. In fact, it […]Read More Too Big to Fail: Bankruptcy, Bailouts and the Brothers Lehman.
*warning: this post may contain spoilers* Kingsmen: The Golden Circle (2017) is directed by Mathew Vaughn and is a direct sequel to 2014’s Kingsmen: The Secret Service. Returning to the franchise are Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth and Edward Holcroft. Joining the returning cast is Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Jeff Bridges, Juliane Moore and […]Read More Kingsmen: The Golden Circle. Whiskey, whips and weirdos.
Victoria and Abdul (2017) is directed by Stephen Frears and stars Judie Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard and Adeel Akhtar. The film is the amazing true story about the until recently undocumented relationship between Queen Victoria and her servant Abdul Karim. Interesting film. This is probably the most light-hearted entry I’ve made on […]Read More Victoria and Abdul: Rumi,ruling and racism.
Malcolm X (1992) is Directed by Spike Lee (Inside Man) and is based on the Autobiography of the same name. It stars Spike Lee himself, Denzel Washington as the Titular Character, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Al Freeman Jr, Albert Hall and Kate Vernon. It chronicles the life of the controversial civil rights leader from his […]Read More Malcolm X: Civil Rights, Harlem Nights and Mecca Sites.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong and Micheal Caine. The film is based on the comic book of the same name, and is about an international spy agency with a gentlemanly trademark that recruits a promising, but brash and unrefined […]Read More Kingsman: The Secret Service. Bespoke, Brandy and Butchery.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is directed by the legendary Ridley Scott and boasts a stellar cast including Eva Green, Orlando Bloom, Edward Norton, Brendan Gleeson and Ghassan Massoud. The film also has brilliant appearances by Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson, and a fun pre-fame extra role played by none other than Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The film […]Read More Kingdom of Heaven: Swords,Sand and Saladin.
Detroit (2017) is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars John Boyega, Will Poutler, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, and Nathan Davies Jr. It tells the story of a police raid in 1967 in one of the largest race riots in US history. It revolves around the true story of the […]Read More Detroit. Police Brutality, Mo Town and Motels.
Cleopatra (1963) is a somewhat fictionalised narrative about the legendary Egyptian Queen, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and the eventual fall of Egypt to Octavian. The movie was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewkz stars Rex Harrison as Julius Caesar, Richard Burton as Mark Antony and Rowdy McDowell as Octavian. The titular role […]Read More Cleopatra. Pomp,circumstance and myth.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is the story of a former Australian cop living in a dystopian future helping a band of women escape a cruel warlord/cult-leader…I think. I’m a 90s kid. The first time I ever heard of anything to do with Mad Max, was Tupac’s music video for the classic ‘California love’. I […]Read More Fury Road: Chrome, guitars and flames