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Loving (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 31, 2017

Review 123min Genre:         Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:      Jeff Nichols Cast:           Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton…and more Writer:        Jeff Nichols -Synopsis- In late 1950s rural Virginia, Richard and Mildred Loving draw the ire of the local authorities for having the temerity to get married and live as an unassuming interracial couple. But after being charged […]

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 27, 2017

Review 117min Genre:     Drama Director:  Danny Boyle Cast:       Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller…and more Writers:   Irvine Welsh and John Hodge -Synopsis- Twenty years after taking the money and running, ‘Renton’ returns to Edinburgh to find a new purpose in life and try to make amends with former best mates ‘Sick Boy’ and ‘Spud’. […]

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2017

Review 139min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, War Director:    Mel Gibson Cast:         Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer…more Writers:     Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight -Synopsis- Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair after a 10 year absence for a biographical drama about Desmond Doss; a World War II hero, Seventh-day Adventist and combat medic who refused to […]

Sing (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2017

Review 108min Genre:     Animation, Comedy, Family Directors: Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings Cast:       Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane Writer:    Garth Jennings -Synopsis- With his failing family theatre threatening to go under, an enterprising Koala hatches a scheme to host a huge singing competition for the city’s animal residents. But things quickly get out of […]

The White King (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 25, 2017

Review 88min Genre:      Drama, Sci-fi Director:   Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel Cast:        Lorenzo Allchurch, Agyness Deyn, Jonathan Pryce …and more Writers:    György Dragomán, Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel -Synopsis- Young ‘Djata’ lives a normal idyllic life in a totalitarian state oblivious to the brutal realities around him, but when his father is mysteriously abducted by […]

Oscar Nominations 2017

Posted by Gui on January 24, 2017

The 26th of February will see the the culmination of this year’s award season at the 89th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be globally recognised for another great […]

Split (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 21, 2017

Review 117min Genre:       Horror, Thriller Director:    M. Night Shyamalan Cast:         James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson…more Writer:      M. Night Shyamalan -Synopsis- When three teenage girls are kidnapped and held captive by a troubled man with 23 distinct personalities, they must find a way to escape before his most fearsome incarnation is born in this […]

Jackie (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 20, 2017

Review 100min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Pablo Larraín Cast:         Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup…and more Writer:      Noah Oppenheim -Synopsis- Natalie Portman stars as former American first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of the JFK assassination, struggling to keep her family together while protecting the legacy of her late husband in this biographical drama […]

Top 5 Movie Maniacs

Posted by Gui on January 19, 2017

Whether victims of severe personality disorders or good old-fashioned psychos, schizos and maniacs, the criminally unhinged have been morbidly captivating and fascinating audiences since the dawn of cinema. Now to celebrate James McAvoy’s entry into the fray with M. Night Shyamalan’s split personality horror/thriller ‘Split’, we break down our Top 5 most memorable movie lunatics. […]

Live by Night (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 14, 2017

Review 128min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Ben Affleck Cast:         Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller…and more Writers:     Ben Affleck and Dennis Lehane -Synopsis- Ben Affleck returns to the director’s chair and stars as an ambitious but morally conflicted prohibition era gangster trying to get his piece of the American dream, but his mob “paradise” has […]

BAFTA Film Award Nominations 2017

Posted by Gui on January 10, 2017

The 12th of February 2017 will signal the biggest night in British cinema with British Academy of Film and Television Arts acknowledging the greatest achievements in film over the last 12 months, with the BAFTAs being awarded in London. Although we can endlessly debate subjectively over who should win and disagree with the nominations, and […]

Golden Globe Awards 2017

Posted by Gui on January 9, 2017

The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills on Sunday night with all the usual glitz, glamour and red-carpet frenzy that comes with it, there was also the small matter of recognizing the great work done for TV and Film in 2016 and here at FilmPhonic we give you a recap on […]

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2017

Review 115min Genre:       Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Director:    Justin Kurzel Cast:         Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons…and more Writers:     Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage -Synopsis- Michael Fassbender stars as dangerous criminal “Callum Lynch”; co-opted by a powerful and advanced organisation to unlock the memories of his deadly ancient Assassin ancestors, becoming an unwitting player […]

Silence (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 6, 2017

Review 161min Genre:       Drama Director:    Martin Scorsese Cast:         Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson…and more Writers:     Shûsaku Endô, Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese -Synopsis- When two 17th century Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan on mission to determine the fate of their fallen mentor and spread the faith, they encounter open hostility and face persecution […]

La La Land (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2017

Review 128min Genre:        Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance Director:     Damien Chazelle Cast:          Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend…and more Writer:       Damien Chazelle -Synopsis- Writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) takes his Jazz sensibilities to Tinseltown in an all-singing, all-dancing musical dramedy, starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz musician who falls for Emma Stone’s aspiring young actress in L.A. […]