A Hidden Life

In World War Two all soldiers in the German armed forces were required to swear an oath of personal loyalty to Adolf Hitler. A Hidden Life tells the true story of Austrian farmer Franz Jagerstatter whose faith and beliefs led him to become a conscientious objector when called up to serve in the war. Possibly … Continue reading A Hidden Life

Richard Jewell

In 1996, security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) detected a suspicious package during a concert at the Atlanta Olympics. Initially hailed as a hero for saving hundreds of lives he is then vilified by the media and the FBI when investigations turn toward him. At the age of 89 Clint Eastwood shows no signs … Continue reading Richard Jewell

Bombshell

The true story of the sexual assault scandal at Fox News involving its all powerful overseer Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) told through the eyes of some of the key women involved, including established anchors Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) and ambitious newcomer Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie). Bombshell has an important story to … Continue reading Bombshell

The Gentlemen

Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) is a marijuana drug lord considering selling his kingdom to enter retirement with his wife Rosalind (Michelle Dockery). But the prospective sale to Mathew (Jeremy Strong) triggers a series of events involving Chinese drug lord Dry Eye (Henry Golding), a tabloid editor (Eddie Marsan) and a boxing coach (Colin Farrell) that … Continue reading The Gentlemen

Cats

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981 musical is adapted to the big screen by Tom Hooper who brought us the 2012 adaptation of Les Miserables. It is hard to sum up how bad I thought this film was so I’ll start by saying I have never seen the stage show so have no context as to if … Continue reading Cats

Marriage Story

Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) are getting a divorce and want to do so without impacting their son Henry’s (Azhy Robertson) life. Charlie and Nicole are artists living in New York. Nicole however is from Los Angeles and feels as though Charlie is frustrating her career opportunities by insisting they live there. When … Continue reading Marriage Story