Category: 2017

The Shape of Water

Year: 2018 Director: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones Written by Sarah Buddery It is hard to believe that over 11 years have passed since arguably Guillermo del Toro’s finest work, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’. Considered by many as his […]

Happy Death Day

Year: 2017 Director: Christopher B. Landon Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitkin Written by Jessica Peña Into the realm of fun slasher films comes ‘Happy Death Day,’ a film that shoots its way into box office mayhem, but doesn’t take itself too seriously. Christopher B. Landon, […]

The Glass Castle

Year: 2017 Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield Written by Jo Craig We all recall those hazy, adolescent memories of a family outing that stretched until sunset, laced with heated moments and inevitable bickering but ultimately transpired as one […]

Blade Runner 2049

Release: 2017 Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Ana De Armas, Sylvia Hoeks Written by Abbie Eales Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopian sci-fi epic ‘Blade Runner’ saw Harrison Ford playing Deckard, one of the titular blade runners, who had been tasked with hunting […]

Flatliners

Year: 2017 Director: Niels Arden Oplev Cast: Ellen Page, James Norton, Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna, Kiersey Clemons Written by Jo Craig The premise of quizzical Med students prepared to temporarily stop their hearts in order to obtain scientific and spiritual research from the afterlife, is a fascinating subject […]

Shin Godzilla

Year: 2016 Director: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara Written by Sasha Hornby I remember watching the original Japanese kaiju movies (a genre of film typically focusing on giant monsters – think Godzilla, Mothra and King Kong) of the 50s and 60s on weekend […]

Little Evil

Year: 2017 Director: Eli Craig Starring: Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Sally Field Written by Sasha Hornby Horror is one of the most polarising genres – some people are staunch horror fans, watching even the most bargain basement of offerings; others will write off any film with even a whisper of horror. […]

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (3D)

Year:  1991 (2D), 2017 (3D) Director: James Cameron Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick Written by Chris Gelderd So much can be said about a film as important and ground-breaking as this after over 25 years of constant adoration and cultural significance. This time, however, director […]

Patti Cake$

Year: 2017 Director: Geremy Jasper Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty Written by Sarah Buddery Sometimes it is the most unassuming little films that completely take you by surprise, and whilst ‘Patti Cake$’ garnered some buzz from both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals […]