12 Years a Slave (2014) Review

12 Years a Slave (2014) Review

Many critically acclaimed films try to comment on significant issues, and as the name suggests, 12 Years a Slave focuses of the brutality of slavery. Based on his own memoirs, it follows the life of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Serenity, Children of Men) a free black man in 1850s America who gets kidnapped and sold … Continue reading

Frozen (2013) Review

Frozen (2013) Review

Disney has always used fairy tales for inspiration, and their latest film Frozen is no exception. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, it focuses on the heir to the throne of Arandelle, Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel, Rent, Glee) who’s magical control of ice and snow has forced her to live a secluded life … Continue reading

American Hustle (2014) Review

American Hustle (2014) Review

Directed by David O. Russell, the man behind the acclaimed films Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, American Hustle is set in the 1970s, and the story of how a con artist (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight, American Psycho) and his partner (Amy Adams, Man of Steel, The Muppets) are dragged into an FBI sting … Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Review

As the second instalment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug continues Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the dwarves’ adventure to face Smaug the dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) in the Lonely Mountain, all the while an ancient evil is re-emerging. Much like how The Two Towers was to The Fellowship … Continue reading

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Review

Just after 10 years since the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It tells the story of the titular hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, Sherlock, The Office) as he is caught up in a quest with the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen, X-Men, Richard III) … Continue reading

The Intouchables (2011) Review

The Intouchables (2011) Review

Based on a true story, The Intouchables is a French comedy-drama focusing on Philippe (François Cluzet, Tell No One, À L’Origine), a quadriplegic millionaire who looks for a live-in carer, and finds Driss (Omar Sy, Micmacs, X-Men: Days of Future Past), an ex-con who comes from the poorer districts of Paris. Touching and funny, The … Continue reading

Critique de Intouchables (2011)

Critique de Intouchables (2011)

Basé sur une histoire vraie, Intouchables est un film comédie-drame français qui se concentre sur Philippe (François Cluzet, Ne Le Dis à Personne, À L’Origine), un millionnaire tétraplégique qui cherche un auxiliaire de vie, et il trouve Driss (Omar Sy, Micmacs, X-Men: Days of Future Past),  qui vient de purger une peine de prison et … Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Review

As the sequel to the 2012 smash hit, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire tells the highly-anticipated story of the aftermath of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle) and Peeta’s (Josh Hutcherson, Bridge to Terabithia) act of defiance towards the Capitol. Revolution is brewing, and to try and maintain power and crush hope, President Snow (Donald Sutherland, … Continue reading

The Hunger Games (2012) Review

The Hunger Games (2012) Review

Following the footsteps of both the good (Harry Potter) and the bad (Twilight), The Hunger Games is yet another young adult fiction adaptation of the book of the same name. It brings us to the world of Panem, a totalitarian North America, which following a crippling civil war 74 years previous, has been divided into … Continue reading

Gravity (2013) Review

Gravity (2013) Review

Have you ever looked up at the stars at night and wondered what it would be like to go there? Most people have, and sadly, most of us will never be able to go there. But Alfonso Cuarón (the director of Y Tu Mamá También, and Children of Men) brings us as close to this … Continue reading