Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Manchester By the Sea, Hidden Figures & Fences

One more sleep until the Oscars and here are some more of the big contenders: Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Manchester By the Sea, Hidden Figures & Fences

FILM REVIEW: Lion

Lion (Garth Davis, 2016)

Many will be familiar with Saroo Brierley’s story, having previously been covered some years back by 60 Minutes. Now it gets the big screen treatment in Lion. Five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost in Calcutta, India, 1600km from home, unable to find his way back to his brother Guddu (Abhishek Bharate) and mother Kamla (Priyanka Bose). Living on the streets for three weeks before being transferred to an orphanage, Saroo is then adopted by Australian couple Sue (Nicole Kidman) and John Brierley (David Wenham) and goes to live with them in Hobart. As an adult, Saroo (now played by Dev Patel) becomes fixated on finding his birth mother to let her know he is safe, turning to Google Earth for help. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Lion

FILM REVIEW: Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker (James Foley, 2017)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner surely there’s no better time to release the next film in the Fifty Shades trilogy. Because nothing says true love like a good old dose of domestic violence. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Fifty Shades Darker

Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Passengers, Jackie & Moonlight

Lesson of the week: depressing films are usually the better ones. If you avoid them, boy are you missing out on a lot of quality cinema. One of the three films below had a happy ending, and it was bullshit. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Passengers, Jackie & Moonlight