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.
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.
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.
Argo directed and starring Ben Affleck is the true story revolving around the 1979-1981 Iranian hostage crisis. The film centres around the Canadian/CIA mission to free six Americans seeking asylum in the Canadian ambassador’s house under the guise of making a fake movie of the same name. Such stories simply write themselves, and the obvious […]Read More Argo: Farsi, Filming and Fooling.
I think there’s a list of films everyone needs to see at least once in their lives. As for me, multiple viewings will do ;). That’s why flipping through Netflix yesterday, I had to revisit this classic. Heat (1995) directed by Micheal Mann starring a dream cast of Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, (a […]Read More Heat. Still burning.