ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD REVIEW

All in the money in the world can’t hide how mediocre this crime biopic really was. The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. A glorious opening sequence (encapsulated by Dariusz Wolski’s … Continue reading ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD REVIEW

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*NEW* BATTLE OF THE SEXES REVIEW *NEW*

A sterling turn from Stone lifts this easygoing sports biopic from TV movie-land. The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell). The opening got straight to it. Clocking bonus points for shooting the opening credit sequences in … Continue reading *NEW* BATTLE OF THE SEXES REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* DETROIT REVIEW *NEW*

Tense, riveting if a little long at the tooth. Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. The animated opening credits sequence about African migration during WW1 and WW2 was a little disjointed. The important … Continue reading *NEW* DETROIT REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* AMERICAN MADE REVIEW *NEW*

Poorly made? Or silly fun? A pilot (Tom Cruise) lands work for the CIA and the cartel as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s. Imagine if Pablo Escobar hired Top Gun's Maverick to export his drugs and you're pretty much there. Cruise does just enough to make this mad biopic entertaining. I … Continue reading *NEW* AMERICAN MADE REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* HACKSAW RIDGE REVIEW *NEW*

Brutal, gripping, hard hitting. The true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refused to kill people, and became the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. I was a little worried at first that Garfield … Continue reading *NEW* HACKSAW RIDGE REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* LION REVIEW *NEW*

Heartbreaking drama.  A five-year-old Indian boy (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home.  He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. I was concerned that this film might stumble into Slumdog Millionaire territory, … Continue reading *NEW* LION REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE REVIEW *NEW*

Gripping, shocking and a bloody good watch! Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan (Jamie Dornan - Fifty Shades of Grey) leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s. How did this not get a better release? Well, at least this movie established one thing. Netflix are funding … Continue reading *NEW* THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE REVIEW *NEW*