Taking a Break.

Taking a Break.

Hi.

As you can see from the title; I’m taking a break from film reviews.

I’ve got a lot of other stuff happening as I try to get my composing career off the ground.

I’m still watching (and enjoying) films; in fact I’m almost caught up on all the Oscar nominations, and they’re all great in their own right. I just can’t find the time to write about them.

Here’s a little update, though: Continue reading “Taking a Break.”

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) – Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) – Review

★★★“The most divisive Star Wars film yet.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written & directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. (12A cert; 152 mins) Continue reading “Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) – Review”

The Disaster Artist (2017) – Review

The Disaster Artist (2017) – Review

★★★★ – “Franco disappears into his greatest performance as the mysterious Tommy Wiseau.”

The Disaster Artist is directed by James Franco and stars Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Paul Scheer, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson and Jacki Weaver.

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. (15 cert; 103 mins) Continue reading “The Disaster Artist (2017) – Review”

The Acid Sorcerer (2017) – Review

The Acid Sorcerer (2017) – Review

★★★ – “A chaotic, depressing mess.”

The Acid Sorcerer is written & directed by Dakota Bailey and stars Dakota Bailey, Larry Bay, Nick Benning and Fred Epstein.

The Acid Sorcerer is a dark and nihilistic horror film that borders between fiction and reality. (18 cert; 49 mins)

Verdict; The Acid Sorcerer isn’t awful by any means, but I do think it’s supposed to be viewed like that. The subject is awful, and so the film gives us a glimpse of that awfulness. I’m torn; I’m not certain if I liked it or not. But what I can say is that it does show the brutal impact of drug addiction, wrapped tightly within its horror genre.

Read my full review for UK Film Review here!

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Review

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Review

★★★★★ – “A stunning sequel that truly belongs.”

Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Sylvia Hoeks, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Davis and Dave Bautista.

A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years. (15 cert, 163 mins) Continue reading “Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Review”

mother! (2017) – Review

mother! (2017) – Review

★★★★★ – “An exhilarating ride of biblical proportions.”

mother! is written & directed by darren aronofsky and stars jennifer lawrence, javier bardem, ed harris, michelle pfeiffer, brian gleeson and domnhall gleeson.

a couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. (18 cert; 121 mins) Continue reading “mother! (2017) – Review”

Dunkirk (2017) – Review

Dunkirk (2017) – Review

★★★★★ – “A thrilling, terrifying, edge-of-your-seat experience.”

Dunkirk is written & directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Jack Lowden, Tom Glynn-Carney, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles and Damien Bonnard.

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (12A cert; 106 mins) Continue reading “Dunkirk (2017) – Review”