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Academy Awards 2017

Posted by Gui on February 27, 2017

The 26th of February this year saw the culmination of this year’s award season at the 89th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, with host Jimmy Kimmel cracking up his assembled all-star audience. Apart from the surprise of ‘Moonlight’ winning best picture and the fiasco involved with announcing it, there were no major surprises at […]

A Cure for Wellness (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 26, 2017

Review 146min Genre:     Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Gore Verbinski Cast:       Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs…and more Writers:   Justin Haythe and Gore Verbinski -Synopsis- On a mission to retrieve his boss from a stay at an isolated ‘wellness centre’; an ambitious young executive begins to suspect all is not as it seems as this mysterious […]

Patriots Day (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 24, 2017

Review 133min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, Thriller Director:    Peter Berg Cast:         Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, John Goodman…more Writers:     Peter Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer -Synopsis- Mark Wahlberg stars in a dramatisation of the 2013 terrorist attacks on the Boston marathon which killed three people and injured hundreds, and the subsequent state-wide manhunt to find the […]

It’s Only the End of the World (2016) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on February 24, 2017

Review 97min Genre:       Drama Director:    Xavier Dolan Cast:         Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel…and more Writers:     Xavier Dolan and Jean-Luc Lagarce -Synopsis- Young Canadian actor/writer/director Xavier Dolan’s French-language adaptation of Jean-Luc Lagarce’s stage-play, following a young gay writer’s return home to his estranged family as he’s faced with the issues that caused him to leave […]

Hidden Figures (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 19, 2017

Review 127min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Theodore Melfi Cast:        Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe…and more Writers:    Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi and Margot Lee Shetterly -Synopsis- A biographical drama centred around the important but overlooked role of African-American women in the early US space program during the 1960s, including the work and struggles of […]

The Founder (2016)

Posted by Gui on February 18, 2017

Review 115min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   John Lee Hancock Cast:        Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch…and more Writer:     Robert D. Siegel -Synopsis- A biographical drama about the humble origins of the McDonald’s walk-in burger joint and its self-declared ‘founder’ Ray Kroc, chronicling his determined and ruthless journey from milkshake machine salesman in 1950s USA […]

Moonlight (2016)

Posted by Gui on February 17, 2017

Review 111min Genre:       Drama Director:    Barry Jenkins Cast:         Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris…and more Writers:     Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney -Synopsis- Barry Jenkins writes and directs a chronicle of the life of a young gay black man in modern America, as he struggles to come to terms with his sexuality and a rough […]

Fences (2016)

Posted by Gui on February 15, 2017

Review 139min Genre:      Drama Director:   Denzel Washington Cast:        Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo …and more Writer:     August Wilson -Synopsis- Denzel Washington directs an adaptation of the award-winning August Wilson play in which he once starred, recounting the story of a former Baseball star turned city garbage collector, battling his inner demons and struggling to […]

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 8, 2017

Review 103min Genre:      Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Comic-book, Family Director:   Chris McKay Cast:        Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis…and more Writers:    Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers… more -Synopsis- Basking in his glory of the saviour of Gotham City, ‘Bruce Wayne’ is faced with his greatest challenge yet… change. Now saddled with new responsibilities and facing […]

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Posted by Gui on February 6, 2017

Review 113min Genre:       Drama, War Director:    Ang Lee Cast:         Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart…and more Writers:     Ben Fountain and Jean-Christophe Castelli -Synopsis- Paraded as a hero for his actions while serving in the Iraq war, a young US soldier is caught between a duty to his unit and the pull of civilian life, while […]

Toni Erdmann (2016) (German Language)

Posted by Gui on February 5, 2017

Review 162min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Maren Ade Cast:        Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn… more Writer:     Maren Ade -Synopsis- In a bid to reconnect with his estranged and successful business executive daughter; a self-styled German man travels across Europe and employs his bizarre tactics to try and reach his motivated but detached progeny in […]