Lost in London

Woody Harrelson directs a semi autobiographical account of a very strange night that progressively gets worse as it goes on in Lost in London. Much will be said about how this film was done rather than the actual content of it. It was a really ambitious project as it was shot in a single take…

The Edge of Seventeen

A young girl struggles to make it through adolescence in Kelly Fremon Craig’s coming of age story The Edge of Seventeen. Angsty teen dramas are a dime a dozen in today’s entertainment landscape in both TV and film so it can be very difficult for one to stand out. The most interesting thing about this…

Now You See Me 2

Jon M. Chu’s Now You See Me 2 is the sequel that nobody asked for to a film that –as far as I can tell- nobody loved enough to want to see more. It must have made money otherwise we wouldn’t be here. This time out, the Horsemen are tasked with stealing a computer chip…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Finally it’s over. The Hunger Games franchise comes to an end with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 where Katniss and the rest of her band of rebels take the fight to the Capitol to change the world once and for all. Some of you may remember my review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part…

True Detective – Season 2 Episode 3

“Maybe Tomorrow” In fairly surreal fashion, True Detective episode three begins with a musical number – Conway Twitty’s version of “The Rose” – inside Ray Velcoro’s head.  Could these be the last flashes of electricity dancing through his dying brain?  He’s at his usual seat at the bar; his own personal purgatory.  Seated across from…

True Detective – Season 2 Episode 2

“Night Finds You” True Detective episode two opens with an exploration of Frank Semyon’s psyche. He’s lying awake in the hours just before dawn, contemplating the water stains on the ceiling of his bedroom. As we learn from his confession to his wife Jordan (Kelly Reilly), these remind him of a childhood trauma, experienced at…

True Detective – Season 2 Episode 1

“The Western Book of the Dead” Nic Pizzolatto’s brooding crime drama True Detective returned on Sunday for its second season, with an entirely new cast and location.  This time around we’re leaving behind the bayous of Louisiana for the industrial sprawl of California. Season 1 was incredibly well received and much of this hinged on…