FILM REVIEW: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train (Tate Taylor, 2016)

Released in 2015, Paula Hawkins‘ The Girl on the Train is the fastest selling adult novel in history. This is no doubt due to it being spruiked as “The new Gone Girl” which quite frankly is a ruse because it doesn’t match it. With the film adaptation, fans eager for another Gone Girl may leave disappointed, but based on its own merits it’s an impressive feat nonetheless. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Girl on the Train

FILM REVIEW: Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Pete’s Dragon (David Lowery, 2016)

Disney’s done it again. And I don’t just mean killing off the parents in the opening scene (because Disney = #orphanlife). With director David Lowery at the helm they have delivered another magical live-action film that will elicit joy from adults and children alike and that may even bring a tear to the eye. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Pete’s Dragon (2016)