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Review of Hidden Figures

Review of Hidden Figures

In some ways the slightest of the films to get a best picture nomination at the Oscars, Hidden Figures is actually a real gem of a film. It is a…

Review of Fences

Review of Fences

Set in the 1950s, director Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson, an ex-baseball player now making his living as a dustman whilst struggling to understand his role in a changing world.…

Review of Hacksaw Ridge

Review of Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge is, I guess, the film that has brought director Mel Gibson back into mainstream Hollywood acceptance after his series of indiscretions a few years ago. Just like the…

Review of Loving

Review of Loving

In the late 1950s, a couple living in the state of Virginia in the USA decide to get married. Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) should be looking forward…

Review of Lion

Review of Lion

A young impoverished boy, Saroo, living in a rural part of India in 1986 is separated from his older brother at a train station whilst they are looking for work.…

Review of Jackie

Review of Jackie

Set mostly in the immediate aftermath of JFK’s assassination, Jackie is showcase for a great performance by Natalie Portman but otherwise it feels mostly a little underwhelming. Portman portrays the…

Review of Christine

Review of Christine

This true story is probably more well known in America, but I wasn’t aware of it before I heard that a feature film and a documentary were being made. The…

Review of Denial

Review of Denial

David Irving is a notorious British historian, best known for his extremist views. Those are his racism, sexism, antisemitism, admiration of Adolf Hitler, and most of all, his denial of…

Review of Manchester by the Sea

Review of Manchester by the Sea

Lee (Casey Affleck) is a janitor living in Boston. He is a conscientious worker but seems disconnected from the world. When his brother Joe suddenly dies he has to travel…

Review of La La Land

Review of La La Land

Heavily publicized and mostly fawned over by critics, La La Land is beginning to suffer from the inevitable backlash. People who wouldn’t normally watch musicals are going to see the…