Review – Yardie

Yardie, directed Idris Elba, displays his experience and talent as an actor, but interestingly not from a performance stand point but in how he is able to get the best from his actors, and in turn form likeable, engaging characters whom you care about and are eager to watch. However, as a storyteller, Idris Elba’s inexperience behind the camera shows, as the film’s story feels clumsy and poorly paced. I’m really interested to review this film and explore not only its content, but also what the future holds for the beloved actor in a directing role. So, let’s bring this intro to a close and get on with the main review itself. Come join me, won’t you? Read more

Review – Journey’s End

Journey’s End, directed by Saul Dibb, is an incredibly intense and incredibly poignant film that from its opening scene had me completely gripped by its story and its characters. The exploration and handling of the characters in this film is extremely moving. You become a part of a story that will see you brought down into a place that you can’t imagine being in. You explore characters who are irrevocably broken. And if you’re like me, you will be infinitely moved by it. I’m eager to move on from this introduction and get to the main review, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Spoilers)

* This review contains SPOILERS for, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool *

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, directed by Paul McGuigan, offers charming, intimate little snapshots of a touching relationship, that warms the heart. There is something so beautiful in this films simplicity; with its lovely characters, its sweet story, the time in which it’s set and the places it goes – it puts you in a wonderful state of mind. It of course pulls on the heart-strings and tells a story that will, at times hurt, but it’s worth it. Let’s explore deeper into why the film is worth it, in my review, shall we? Read more

Review – Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

*This review will contain minor spoilers for, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge*

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, further proves that this franchise of films has well and truly had its day. It contains a laughably weak story that only becomes more uninteresting as the film goes on, and a host of characters who you don’t care about, and very much over-stay their welcome. This is a film that is unnecessary, tedious, and by the end, something you just want to be over. Let’s get onto the review – one that won’t be to kind, but that unfortunately can’t be avoided. Read more