The Greatest Showman

A musical inspired by P.T. Barnum’s circus is the setting for what must be one of the most hopeful and aspirational films of the year. And what better time for it to be released, just before the new year when people are looking to be inspired. The plot covers the rags to riches tale of … Continue reading The Greatest Showman

2017 – Year in Review

As my first year of blogging comes to an end I am very grateful for the fact that I seem to have picked a phenomenal year in which to start. Picking out what I considered to be films of the year was a very hard task. I have to say I have really enjoyed putting … Continue reading 2017 – Year in Review

Bright

Set in a world where orcs, humans and elves coexist we follow LAPD cops Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton unrecognisable under orc make up) on an eventful shift. The Netflix Original film starts with a promising title sequence attempting to give us thousands of years of back story - orcs sided with the … Continue reading Bright

Stronger

Whilst waiting near the finish line of the Boston Marathon to cheer on his girlfriend, Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal) is caught in the blast of a terrorist bomb and loses both of his legs. The second film this year to depict the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing focuses in on the physical and emotional turmoil of … Continue reading Stronger