Molly’s Game

Aaron Sorkin takes his first seat in the director’s chair with the high stakes poker themed crime thriller Molly’s Game. The main thing Aaron Sorkin has become known for over the years is the way he writes his dialogue. This was made famous by the TV show The West Wing and was at the root…

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true life tale of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, the former keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who were forced to relocate once Nazi Germany invaded Poland. The premise of this film intrigued me. I can’t think of many films where the effects of War on animals are explored to…

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Everyone loves a prequel! No? Well, if not surely you’ll love sequels then? No? Well, never fear, welcome to first time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the first prequel/sequel hybrid, a psequel if you like, that I can remember since 300: Rise of an Empire! Set before, and after, the events of 2012’s…

Crimson Peak

Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak sees the director return to the horror genre with the story of a woman haunted by the ghosts inhabiting an old run down house. It’s been a while since Del Toro played around with horror. I’m not counting his TV Show The Strain or the sadly cancelled Silent Hills video…

The Martian

Ridley Scott’s The Martian adapts the 2011 Andy Weir novel of the same name where a botanist is forced to find a way to survive on the desolate planet after he is left for dead. With the recent announcement of the high possibility of flowing water on Mars, what better time to review this film? I…

On the Silver Screen – A Most Violent Year

J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year is a crime drama set during 1981 -the most violent year in New York history- focusing on immigrant business owner Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) who tries to run his business legitimately in an era of corruption. The cast of this film all do a stunning job. Oscar Isaac seems…

On the Silver Screen – Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s sci fi epic Interstellar hits UK cinemas. Matthew McConaughey’s Joseph A. Cooper goes on an unprecedented voyage to the other side of the universe via a wormhole to look for solutions to the problem of Earth being unable to sustain the human race any more. Due to the nature of this film and…