Only the Brave

Joseph Kosinski’s Only the Brave tells the true life story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots; a group of firefighters working to protect towns from quickly spreading fires. The natural world is possibly the most frightening antagonist that can be used in any kind of media. Fire in particular is something that pretty much everyone can…

Hail, Caesar!

The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! follows Hollywood Fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) as he runs himself ragged dealing with all of the issues that plague famous 1950s Hollywood figures. As a satire of Hollywood in the 1950s it works really well with George Clooney’s Baird Whitlock embodying the arrogantly charming megastar trope, Alden Ehrenreich’s Hobie…

Sicario

Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario takes a look at the constantly escalating war against drug cartels at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Sicario grips the audience right from the opening with a tense and memorable musical score that gives the audience an indication of what to expect from the experience. When this is coupled…

Everest

Baltasar Kormakur’s disaster biopic Everest tells the real life story of a doomed expedition up the world’s tallest mountain by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) in 1996. Films that exist to capitalise on something that really happened are always dodgy territory as there’s always the risk of doing a disservice to the memories of those involved…