Review – A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King, directed by Tom Tykwer, is a charming and humorous film. The story – while interesting at first – does lose its way and never really finds itself again, but the film always keeps true when its characters are concerned. The film solidly delivers characters that you want to see and learn more about. So where does A Hologram for the King go wrong and where does it go right? Let us get this review underway and see. Read more

Review – The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl, directed by Tom Hooper is an intimate film – one that slowly brings you in and makes you a part of the journey. This is wholly a character film and nothing is left out when exploring two people who are very much the same while also being worlds apart from each other. Read more

Review – In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard is a film endowed with some truly beautiful visual moments; whether a ship fighting a violent storm or the cinematic (but uncomfortable) hunting of whales – this is a film that certainly catches the eye. Sadly beyond that the film has very little to offer. A lack of interesting characters, a plot that dances between non-existent and mildly noticeable, and overall a film that almost seems to forget to actually have the needed ingredients of a film of this scale – this is a situation where everything certainly seems to struggles to come together into a coherent and engaging film. Read more

Review – Spectre

Spectre

Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, is a Bond film that seems unsure of what it wants to be. On the one hand this is a Bond film that continues its edgier run (those now classic Daniel Craig beat down scenes return), yet on the other hand Spectre wants to at times settle in and enjoy the comforts of past glories – trying to have both, means that the film does give off some mixed messages, and makes for a confusing film. Read more