A UNITED KINGDOM REVIEW

A Very Good Film. Two stellar turns and a surprising true story makes this one to watch. The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo)¬†and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Hazaar! Rejoice! A film I … Continue reading A UNITED KINGDOM REVIEW

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*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*

*NEW* GOLD REVIEW *NEW*

McMumbler does just enough to make this mediocre biopic alright, alright, alright. Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist (Edgar Ramirez) and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. First thing's first . . . Right, now … Continue reading *NEW* GOLD REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* A STREET CAT NAMED BOB REVIEW *NEW*

An easygoing feel good flick with stellar turns from the two leads. Based on the international best selling book. The true story of how James Bowen (Luke Treadaway), a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat (Bob). Ironically, despite that synopsis, I didn't realise until the … Continue reading *NEW* A STREET CAT NAMED BOB REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* SPOTLIGHT REVIEW *NEW*

A slow burning, well-crafted and brilliantly acted little drama. Spotlight is the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. One that would shake the entire Catholic Church to its core. An intriguing opening sequence piqued my curiousity as we witnessed a … Continue reading *NEW* SPOTLIGHT REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THE FINEST HOURS REVIEW *NEW*

Disney's dullest hours, more like. The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. A great cast do their best to save this wishy-washy TV movie from being nothing more than a total wash-out. The opening didn't … Continue reading *NEW* THE FINEST HOURS REVIEW *NEW*