An underrated, charming and refreshing film that expertly threads humour into deeper issues of family, guilt and death.
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)
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!)
Rating: Very Severe Year: 2014 Running time: 1 hour 34 minutes Director: Richard Lagravenese Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan Spoiler alert in effect. I was a bit skeptical about this film to begin with. I knew it was a musical and that was about it. However, it turned out to be a good surprise in the end. … Continue reading The Last Five Years (Then he smiles and where else can I go?)
Rating: Very Severe Year: 2016 Running Time: 2 hours 13 minutes Director: Derek Cianfrance Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Wiesz, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson Spoiler alert in effect. This has been the most anticipated movie of the year for me, other than Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I read the novel on which it's … Continue reading The Light Between Oceans (filled with my tears)