Coco

A young aspiring musician unwittingly enters the Land of the Dead and gains a wider perspective on the importance of family in Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina’s Coco. Pixar are often among the best at bringing raw and honest emotion to an animated feature. Inside Out is one such example of this but much of…

Darkest Hour

Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour tells the story of Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister and the decision he made that continues the Second World War. Winston Churchill seems to be a popular figure to adapt at the moment with his portrayal by John Lithgow in The Crown and Brian Cox bringing his own particular…

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 inĀ 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…

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A grieving mother openly challenges the local authorities for failing to solve her daughter’s murder by using billboards to make her feelings clear in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This film’s theme can simply be summed up as “life is unfair”. It forms the basis of the various character stories here and comes…

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…