A sad, sad movie with a comic undertone, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri follows a mother who uses three billboards to challenge the police in her small town, after her daughter is murdered and the culprit never caught.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower is an example of a movie that knows how to tell an entertaining story with the right infusion of creative elements. The fantasy film is animated in the beloved style of Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away (2001) and Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), despite not technically being a Ghibli film.
You know the feeling; you’re scanning through the endless titles on a streaming service, you’ve been burned before, taking a risk on an unknown Netflix original film. Will it be as ridiculous as Bright? Or good, like, um… I’m sure there was a good Netflix original film we all liked, right? Just can’t think of anything right now is all… Off the top of my head… They’re there though. Surely. Aren’t they? Surely. Sure they are.
In The Commuter, a man’s family is held hostage and to ensure their safe return, he’s forced to follow the kidnappers every instruction – hardly a new concept by any stretch of the imagination.
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama film The Shape of Water at its core, features a strange love story between the film’s mute protagonist Elisa (Sally Hawkins) and an amphibian humanoid creature.
See an unrecognisable Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour; a career-defining role that earned the actor his first-ever Golden Globe nomination and win.
As the opening credits for Steven Spielberg’s The Post appeared on screen, my nostrils expanded and contracted, picking up a heavy, familiar scent; stale cigarette smoke.
Eleventh Hour replacement Christopher Plummer excels as oil tycoon J.P. Getty in Ridley’s Scott’s heavily publicized kidnapping drama, All the Money in the World.
Hardly the “perfect” film the name implies, it took a music video director in Trish Sie to turn the sequel nobody asked for into a series high note.
The magical combination of elves, orcs and humans has been done before, and I couldn’t have imagined it being all too easy for David Ayer’s Bright to top that of its predecessor, The Lord of the Rings (2001).
According to gold prospector Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), “What made this country great isn’t the tight ass in a suit taking the easy way down; it’s guys like me and Mike who jump.”
In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four teenagers in detention discover a video game console and are pulled into the game’s jungle setting, where they inhabit the adult bodies of the avatars they chose. Together they must complete a quest, and finish the game so that they can go home.
Every so often a family-friendly film comes along that perfectly embodies what the genre so often lacks. Presenting exhibit A: Paddington 2 – the delightful follow-up to the 2014 debut of the well mannered and marmalade-loving bear.
There’s a few reasons I’ve got true crime on the brain at the moment.