Wild Butterfly is a devastating documentary uncovering the truth behind the controversial case of Claire Murray, a Western Australian 24-year-old mother-of-two who needed a liver transplant in order to stay alive.
Waad, the film’s narrator, tells her life story during the five years of uprising in Aleppo, and the siege which forced her to experience the destruction of her home city in For Sama.
Zak is twenty-two years old and wants to be a pro-wrestler, but there’s a problem. Zak has Down Syndrome. He’s also stuck living at a nursing home and has just been labeled a flight risk.
Terrence Malick’s latest film is a deep, meditative study on conscience and consequences. Based on the true story of Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, a farmer who refused to swear loyalty to Hitler during WWII and was jailed for his dissidence, A Hidden Life is a visual feast conveying a heartbreaking tale.
Despite its A-list cast and hefty budget, Dolittle is destined to be lumped into a 3-disc DVD set with other films that should have been direct-to-video.
Despite being named after one of his catchphrases, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is not actually about the beloved children’s television host Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks). It’s more about investigative journalist Lloyd Vogel’s (Matthew Rhys) interactions with Mister Rogers and the way these interactions alter Vogel’s perspective on life.
Underwater makes for uncomfortable viewing for someone terrified of driving through the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, but it lacks innovation to elevate it into something more than a series of knock-off jump scares and claustrophobia-inducing sequences.
Despite missing the opportunity to call a fourth film ‘Bad Boys 4 Life,’ the seriously entertaining third entry in Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys series, Bad Boys for Life, never misses a comedic beat.
With its blonde star-studded cast, Bombshell does not shy away from shining the spotlight on the true story of sexual harassment at Fox News.
Throughout The Biggest Little Farm, I was in tears. The film details the damage monoculture farming has on the land and the despair that this creates is immense. However, the film is also careful to create a sense of joy out of the simplicity of nature, and its ability to heal itself with the right human care.
The claymation masters at Aardman Animations are back at it again with Shaun the Sheep’s second big-screen adventure, Farmageddon.
Sam Mendes’ WWI-themed 1917 looks and sounds amazing, making for a truly visceral viewing experience. Its single-take format is technically remarkable, though it suffers from a lack of character development.
In Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women, die or “get married by the end” are the two options given to aspiring author Josephine “Jo” March (Saoirse Ronan) when negotiating a publishing deal.
Like an exquisite painting itself, Portrait of a Lady on Fire will have you enraptured with its serene beauty, delicate detail, and careful storyline.