Category: 2017

A Ghost Story

Year: 2017 Directed by: David Lowery Starring: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, McColm Cephas Jr. WRITTEN BY HUNTER WILLIAMS   “What is it you like about this house so much,” asks M (Rooney Mara), insisting through her bemused expression that C (Casey Affleck) must respond. “History,” he says. They […]

Mary & the Witch’s Flower

Year: 2017 Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Cast (English dub): Ruby Barnhill, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Lynda Baron, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Morwenna Banks, Teresa Gallagher Written by Sarah Buddery Now reportedly ceasing to operate, the world is mourning the loss of Japanese animation giants, Studio Ghibli. But fear not […]

I Kill Giants

Year: 2017 Directed by: Anders Walter Cast: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Sydney Wade Written by Tom Sheffield The poster for this film depicts a young girl stood hammer in hand facing a giant with the words ‘from the producer of Harry Potter’ placed at the very top. Having […]

Journeyman

Year: 2017 Directed by: Paddy Considine Starring: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Anthony Welsh, Paul Popplewell Written by Dave Curtis Paddy Considine’s first film ‘Tyrannosaur’ was not only a great debut as a director but it was also a stunning piece of film. Released in 2011 to a shower of praise […]

Veronica

Year: 2017 Director: Paco Plaza Starring:  Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer Written by Abbie Eales Set in Madrid in 1991 and based (extremely loosely) on true events, ‘Veronica’ tells the chilling supernatural tale of the 15 year-old titular heroine and a series of unexplained events taking place […]

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Year: 2017 Director: Jake Kasdan Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Morgan Jeanette Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Bobby Cannavale Written by Rhys Bowen Jones Back when it was first announced, I couldn’t help but ask the question “did this really […]

The Greatest Showman

Year: 2017 Directed By: Michael Gracey Cast: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II  Written by Fiona Underhill Perhaps it is fitting to conclude 2017 with a film simultaneously both awful and fantastic. Truly dreadful wigs, bizarre CGI, catchy songs, Zac & Zendaya – ‘The […]