2017 Nominee Reviews

2017 Nominee Reviews
Reviews of the 2017 Academy Award nominees

Hacksaw Ridge

Reviewer: Philip Price Director: Mel Gibson Stars: Andrew Garfield, Ben Mingay, Firass Dirani, Goran D. Kleut, Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, Luke Pegler, Michael Sheasby, Nathaniel Buzolic, Nico...

Lion

Reviewer: Philip Price Director: Garth Davis Stars: Abhishek Bharate, David Wenham, Dev Patel, Divian Ladwa, Keshav Jadhav, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nicole Kidman, Priyanka Bose, Rooney Mara, Sunny...

Manchester by the Sea

Reviewer: Philip Price Director: Kenneth Lonergan Stars: Anna Baryshnikov, C.J. Wilson, Casey Affleck, Gretchen Mol, Josh Hamilton, Kara Hayward, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Matthew Broderick, Michelle...

Jackie

Director: Pablo Larrain Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig Released: 20th January 2017 (UK) Reviewer: Daryn Castle There have been many movies produced documenting the assassination of US...

Silence

Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yôsuke Kubozuka Released: 1st January 2017 (UK) "But who is going to pay to see...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Director: Gareth Edwards Stars: Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk Released: 15/12/2016 While the expectations heaped upon...

MOANA

Reviewer: Philip Price Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker Stars: Alan Tudyk, Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Phillipa Soo, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison Released:...

Allied

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Robert Zemeckis Stars:  Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Daniel Betts Certificate: 15 Released 25th November 2016     If you were paying attention during English at...

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  David Yates Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton Certificate: 12A Released 18th November 2016     Apart from the first movie in...

Doctor Strange

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Scott Derrickson Stars:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen Certificate: 12A Released 25th October 2016   Is there no stopping Marvel?  With...

LFF 2016 Review: Nocturnal Animals

Director: Tom Ford Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams Released: November 4th 2016 Tom Ford’s sophomore Directorial effort opens with the sight of an...

LFF 2016 Review: Arrival

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Denis Villeneuve Stars:  Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whittaker, Michael Stuhlbarg Certificate: 12A LFF screenings 11th and 13th October 2016 Released 11th November 2016   In the...

LFF 2016 Review: La La Land

Reviewer:  Chris Haydon Director:  Damien Chazelle Starring:  Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, John Legend & Rosemarie DeWitt Certificate: 12A Release Date: 13th January 2017 (UK)   Sometimes the magnitude of...

Kubo and the Two Strings

Reviewer: Philip Price Directors: Travis Knight Stars: Art Parkinson, Brenda Vaccaro, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Charlize Theron, George Takei,Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara Released: September 9th, 2016 Sometimes things...

Hell Or High Water

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  David Mackenzie Stars:  Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham Certificate: 15 Released 9th September 2016   Here’s a film that could easily find...

Suicide Squad

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  David Ayer Stars:  Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman Certificate: 15 Released: 5 August 2016 Is the hype really...

Star Trek Beyond

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Justin Lin Stars:  Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba Certificate: 12A Released 22nd July 2016   Three isn’t always a magic number...

The Jungle Book

Reviewed By: Freda Cooper Release Date: 15 April Director: Jon Favreau Starring: The vocal talents of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken Jon Favreau is a...

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