FILM REVIEW: Me Before You

Me Before You (Thea Sharrocks, 2016)

Based on the novel by screenwriter Jojo Moyes, Me Before You is director Thea Sharrock’s feature debut. Starring a pair of beautiful Brits, it deals with dark subject matter, and viewers are best advised to carry tissues and to go easy on the mascara if you don’t want to look like a panda by film’s end. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Me Before You

FILM REVIEW: The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity (Matthew Brown, 2015)

Maths may not be the most thrilling of subjects to everyone, but most people appreciate a good underdog story. The Man Who Knew Infinity follows acclaimed mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) from Madras to Cambridge as he attempts to publish his theories on mathematics under the guidance of G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Not quite a rags to riches story, it’s both inspirational and tragic, but it doesn’t quite get full marks. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Man Who Knew Infinity

FILM REVIEW: Midnight Special

Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols, 2016)

Though some may be familiar with the song ‘Midnight Special’ which references a train which shines its light through prison windows, for others it may sound more like a suspicious meal you’d get at an all-night American diner. One that sounds intriguing but ends up being a letdown. The same could be said of director/writer Jeff Nichols’ latest film. Following his earlier works, Take Shelter and Mud, he returns with an attempt at science fiction, and while it remains intriguing throughout, there is no pay-off. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Midnight Special