In a time where a man with multiple allegations of sexual assault against him can become president, it’s crazy to think that thirty years ago another man’s presidential campaign could come crashing down so easily because of adultery. In 1987 Gary Hart was considered the frontrunner for the 1988 Democratic Party presidential primaries, but withdrew from the campaign a week after news broke of his alleged affair with his mistress, Donna Rice. George H.W. Bush went on to win the 1988 election for the Republican Party. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Front Runner (2018)
“Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for”.
And so begins this year’s second lavish musical extravaganza, The Greatest Showman. But have we been eagerly awaiting this one? The trailers were promising, but with an unfamiliar score and a first time director it seemed a risk. Would this just be another Hugh Jackman letdown in the vein of Pan? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Greatest Showman (2017)
You get 3.5 stars! You get 3.5 stars! And you get 3.5 stars! Okay, so these all had something to value in them but weren’t quite amazing, hence the same star rating for all. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Logan, Jasper Jones & A Cure for Wellness
Spectre (Sam Mendes, 2015)
Bond is back! Even if it’s somewhat reluctantly, with Daniel Craig recently decrying his role in the films that catapulted him into the spotlight. Although contracted to do one more Bond film after this one, he’s on record as saying he’d rather slash his wrists than do another one (yes, poor him with his £39 million pay check). Only time will tell, but for now we have Bond 24, a.k.a. Spectre. The question on everyone’s lips: will it be as good as Skyfall? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Spectre
Pan (Joe Wright, 2015)
Fairies, pirates, and Hugh Jackman. This should have been awesome. And it started off looking like it would be. Initial scenes showing Peter (Levi Miller) in the orphanage carry a sense of excitement, and when pirates start bursting down from the ceiling to whisk away the boys on a flying pirate ship, it seems as if we’re in for a treat. The sequence that follows is incredible, and then we end up on Neverland, where a bunch of ferals scream out a Nirvana number which, quite frankly, is odd. You’re not Baz Luhrmann, Joe Wright. If you’re going to insert a random contemporary musical number, YOU NEED TO COMMIT. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Pan
For all the awesome people who love musical theatre, I thought I’d do a wrap-up of the best awards show of the year – the TONYS!
There were no less than 13 musical performances from current and future musicals on Broadway, as well as a few other potentially questionable numbers. Continue reading TONYS Wrap Up
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer, 2014)
It was tempting to assume that the latest X-Men instalment would be just another boring film in a long line of big blockbuster/ action/ superhero/ sci-fi movies that insist on infesting cinemas. One of just another franchise that won’t go away because the general public has heinous taste in films. And so it was refreshing to find that on the contrary, Days of Future Past wasn’t actually half bad. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past