It’s that time again. Time for another Nicholas Sparks film adaptation. The tropes come out, women cry, money is made. With The Choice Ross Katz directs only his second feature film, though it still manages to look the same as all the other cloying Sparks films that have come before. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Choice→
The world is a screwed up place with inequality every which way you look. But it’s worthwhile remembering how much worse it used to be, and that there is always hope for change. Ava DuVernay’s Selma documents Martin Luther King Jr.’s (David Oyelowo) fight for civil rights in 1965 Selma, Alabama, and the associated carnage care of a morally-depraved government and backwards law enforcement. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Selma→
Australian cinema is kicking arse this year! GET ON IT PEOPLE! It pains me how unaware most people are that these great local films even exist. Felony seems to be getting slightly more buzz than the average Aussie film, so fingers crossed it finds an audience. In Felony, Detective Malcolm Toohey (Joel Edgerton) drives home drunk after celebrating a drug bust with his colleagues. On the way he clips a kid on a bicycle who ends up in a coma, and calls an ambulance without revealing actual events. Senior detective and colleague, Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson) arrives on the scene with new partner Detective Jim Melic (Jai Courtney), and assists Malcolm in the cover-up of the crime. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Felony→
Belle (Amma Asante, 2013) ‘Based on a true story’, Belle is inspired by a 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) alongside her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Murray (Sarah Gadon). Reportedly, little is known about Dido’s life and thus the script may take some liberties in its telling of her story.