‘The Big Short’ Review

The collapse of the world’s economy may not have been understood by all, but most certainly affected everyone. It may appear to be prime material for a dark, high-brow drama but it is actually a much more fitting and effective tone writer/director Adam Mackay has chosen: a comedy. Mackay’s telling is both funny and engaging,…

‘Carol’ Review

Carol is one of the most gorgeous films of last year, a stunning film both in its incredible cinematography and portrayal of a touching love story. The film, based on Phyllis Nagy’s novel The Price of Salt, follows the forbidden relationship between young shop clerk Therese (Rooney Mara), and the older, married Carol (Cate Blanchett).…

‘Room’ Review

Brie Larson has been sweeping the awards circuit for her work in Room, and it’s not hard to see why. She and Jacob Tremblay are the emotional heart of this drama, and it is the believability of their characters and their relationship that really makes the film what it is. Room, based on the book…

‘The Revenant’ Review

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s follow up to his Oscar-winning Birdman, is an exhausting spectacle that is both epic and intimate at the same time. It truly is a feast for the senses, and is the kind of film that is so involving, you feel as though you have personally suffered through the situation of the main…

‘Sisters’ Review

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s latest team up brings a likeable comedy that will probably appeal to both teenagers and adults. The two comediennes play sisters who find out their childhood home is up for sale, and decide to have one last party to re-experience their teenage days. This set up takes its time, causing…

‘The Hateful Eight’ Review

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth feature would obviously be highly anticipated by the large number of fans he has gathered over the past 24 years, yet may be even more so in light of his recent comments that he only plans to make two more films before retiring. Tarantino fans will not be disappointed with this latest…

‘The Danish Girl’ Review

The lead performances in The Danish Girl had been attracting buzz since the announcement of the cast. As the film itself finally arrives, it shows the buzz has been truly deserved as this film is very much anchored by the partnership of Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. The film tells the true story of Lily…