All the Money in the World

Ridley Scott tells the true life tail of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and the drama that ensued when a ransom demand was issues to his billionaire grandfather in All the Money in the World. I’ll start by addressing the production issues that this film had. Ridley Scott was under a tight deadline when…

The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman dusts off his vocal chords in the romanticised story of P.T. Barnum in Michael Gracey’s The Greatest Showman. Before I really begin the review let’s address the Elephant in the room. P.T. Barnum is absolutely a historically controversial figure so crafting a story around him where he serves as the hero is arguably…

Manchester by the Sea

Having just returned to work that day from my New Year break, I was possibly not in the best mindset to venture forth to this screening of a film that’s trailers hadn’t tempted me, but who’s hype and overwhelming good press had finally peaked my interest. There is very little doubt that Kenneth Lonergan (Margaret,…

On the Silver Screen – Suite Française

Saul Dibb’s Suite Française adapts the bestselling unfinished novel by Irène Némirovsky for the big screen to tell the extraordinary story of the forbidden romance between French Villager Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams) and German soldier Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts). I’m completely unfamiliar with the novel this film is based on but I know from…