Movie Review: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

mowgli posterThe kid who plays Mowgli is fantastic!

Stars: Rohan Chand, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch
Director: 
Andy Serkis

Synopsis: After the Tiger Shere Khan kills his family, a ‘man-cub’ is taken in by a pack of wolves, a bear & a panther to raise in the jungle as one of their own. Years pass and the tiger once again threatens the now boy, Mowgli’s life as well as the entire wolf pack. He flees to the nearby human village where he learns what it is to be just a boy before realising that the hunter in the village isn’t just there to kill the Tiger. Mowgli must now be neither only man or wolf and stand up against the Tiger & the Hunter to protect the rest of the jungle. Continue reading Movie Review: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

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Movie Review: Roma (2018)

Roma

Incredible, amazing, beautiful!

Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Synopsis: Following the events spanning a year in the life of Cleo, the live-in maid of a middle-class family in Mexico City. While a year doesn’t seem like a lot of time, this film shows us how much can truly happen in 12 months all while also exploring the behaviours and actions of the people that Cleo interacts with during that time.

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TV Review: Russian Doll – Season 1 (2019)

russianIt’s like Happy Death Day….but better!

Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Yul Vazquez
Director: 
Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler

Synopsis: On the night of her 36th birthday, after attending a party thrown in her honour, Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is hit by a car and tragically dies…..reawakening back in the bathroom at the party thrown in her honour for her 36th birthday with a crazy sense of déjà vu. This is until she dies again….and the day resets and she realises that she is re-living the same day over and over with dying restarting the loop until she figures out what is going on. Along the way, she meets Allan, who is the only other person to believe her story because he too also suffers from an undying curse. Continue reading TV Review: Russian Doll – Season 1 (2019)

Movie Review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

buster scruggsThe greatest collection of short stories you didn’t know you had been missing.

Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Clancy Brown, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits
Directors: 
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Synopsis: A collection of 6 short stories, all based in the Old West, each focusing on a vastly different situation. Including a Singer, a bank robber, a gold miner, a touring artist, a wagon train and a collection of people in a stage coach. Continue reading Movie Review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Movie Review: Children Of Men (2006)

children-men-3.jpgNo one warned me there would be feelings…

Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director: 
Alfonso Cuarón

Synopsis: Set in a future when, due to unknown reasons, humans have evolved into an infertile state. The last child was born 18 years prior and society has fallen into violence and disarray from fear, government corruption and war. In amongst all of this, activist Julian (Julianne Moore) enlists her alcoholic and depressed ex-husband Theo (Clive Owen) as the only person she ultimately trusts to help her get from the war torn city to a safe zone at sea with a very special cargo, a heavily pregnant young woman. Continue reading Movie Review: Children Of Men (2006)

Movie Review: My Friend Dahmer (2017)

My friend Dahmer 1Director:  Marc Meyers
Writers:  Marc Meyers, John Backderf (based on the book My Friend Dahmer by)
Stars:  Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche

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Please Note: The Following May Contain Spoilers (But I Tried Hard Not To)

Wow, this was genuinely difficult to watch. Okay that sounds like I’m being negative about the film but I am absolutely not. It is brilliant and as a viewer I was left feeling extremely uncomfortable and slightly unnerved watching the portrayal of a known serial killer leading up to his first actual kill, so I think the movie absolutely nailed it.

The casting as a whole is really strong but oh man….Ross Lynch’s portrayal of Jeffrey Dahmer is outstanding! Seriously, to be able to bring so much to this character allowing you to see the soon to be killer peeking out from behind this horribly awkward lonely kid who knows his obsession with dead animals is kind of weird, but it fascinates him and separates him from the broken/troubled family life. Continue reading Movie Review: My Friend Dahmer (2017)