Solo – A Star Wars Story should bear the ‘Alan Smithee’ logo. It is not the sole work of director Ron Howard, who was brought in to rescue the film after directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street) were fired by the producers – to quote a line from the original, ‘this is some rescue!’ Yet his is the name on the end … Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story – Review
In a small town in Missouri, Mildred (McDormand) takes out advertising on three billboards that ask the local police chief why there have been no arrests in the case of the rape and murder of her daughter. It’s a small act of defiance, and yet it has some big repercussions. From the writer/director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh, it’s a fine return … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Review
Lyndon B. Johnson is not a President who is often talked about in schools in the UK. His time in office is largely overshadowed by that of his predecessor and successor, yet he is still an important figure in American history nonetheless. LBJ, starring Woody Harrelson, tells of Johnson’s time in the White House as both Vice-President to JFK and his time as President after … Continue reading LBJ – Brand New Trailer!
The problem with Wilson, the second of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novels to be turned into a motion picture – his Ghost World was filmed by Terry Zwigoff in 2001- is that its curmudgeonly hero, known only by one name and played by Woody Harrelson, is essentially unrooted in recognisable reality. Wilson lives alone with his dog and has rejected the idea that life can deliver upon the … Continue reading Wilson – Review
Nothing affects us more than our parents. Maybe high-school, but the problems of our family are also the issues we carry in our life. For The Glass Castle, the film tackles this issues with great heart. The film is based on a memoir by Jeannette Walls and stars Brie Larson & Woody Harrelson. It depicts Jeannette’s life affected by her alcoholic father who moved them … Continue reading The Glass Castle – Brand New Trailer & Clips!
It does seem like there are a lot of sequels and reboots out there. Yawn. It’s as though Hollywood has run out of ideas and is piggy-backing off ideas they’ve already made successful. There is a magical fountain of original ideas that Hollywood to pool ideas from but it’s like they have no faith in unique ideas and new writers that they have tokeep churning … Continue reading Now You See Me 2 – Brand New Trailer!