The Message (1976) is directed by Moustapha Akkad and stars Anthony Quinn,Irene Papas,Johnny Sekka,Micheal Ansara and chronicles the life of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed from the early days of Islam until his death in the year 632 CE. Religious epics. Probably the only genre that a film can be hailed as a cinematic masterpiece, horrible […]Read More The Message: Sacred Faces, Holy Spaces and Desert Places.
Justice League (2017) is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller,Ciariàn Hinds, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Henry Cavill. This movie is one of those films that you can’t really discuss effectively without spoilers. However, since it only released a day or so ago as of […]Read More Justice League: Promise, Quips and Quick Trips (spoiler free)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) is directed by Taika Waititi and Stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular character, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban and Idris Elba. This movie ragnarocked. I’m excited that the first superhero film I’m posting about was great. This is easily the best Thor film of the trilogy, but […]Read More Thor Ragnarok: Norsemen and Tussles, and Thunder and Muscles.
*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.