La La Land (Here’s to the ones who dream)

Rating: Very Severe Year: 2016 Running time: 2 hour 8 minutes Director: Damien Chazelle Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt Spoiler alert in effect. “Wow”. That literally describes my reaction immediately after watching the film. I’m gonna say it now, this is easily the best movie of the year, and for me, … Continue reading La La Land (Here’s to the ones who dream)

The Night Manager (War as spectator sport)

Rating: Severe Year: 2016 Director: Susanne Bier Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki Spoiler alert in effect. While I was looking for good quality TV shows to watch, I stumbled upon this BBC miniseries. It's a real gem. It's based on the novel by the same name, written by John … Continue reading The Night Manager (War as spectator sport)

Random collection of 2014 films: Interstellar, Selma, American Sniper and Penguins of Madagascar

Spoiler alert in effect. Interstellar Rating: Severe Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley There was a lot of hype and chatter over this movie before I finally watched it. From what my friend told me, it had similarities to Inception, like the type of … Continue reading Random collection of 2014 films: Interstellar, Selma, American Sniper and Penguins of Madagascar

Short Term 12 (It’s a real game that I just made up)

Rating: Very Severe Year: 2013 Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes Director: Destin Cretton Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaityln Denver, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield Spoiler alert in effect. After watching Room and being blown away by Brie Larson's profound performance, I quickly realised I had to watch Short Term 12. Everyone seemed to be … Continue reading Short Term 12 (It’s a real game that I just made up)

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (cue Hedwig’s theme)

Rating: Very Severe Year: 2016 Running time: 2 hour 13 minutes Director: David Yates Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller Spoiler alert in effect. Where do I even begin? It's been a long time coming since the last Harry Potter film played on the big screen and I … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (cue Hedwig’s theme)

Room (When I was small, I only knew small things. But now I’m five, I know EVERYTHING!)

Rating: Very severe Year: 2015 Running time: 1 hour 58 minutes Director: Lenny Abrahamson Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy Spoiler alert in effect. What a revelation this is. This film really makes you feel something, makes you feel something you don't necessarily want to feel. It's hard to watch, but … Continue reading Room (When I was small, I only knew small things. But now I’m five, I know EVERYTHING!)