Films to see: November

October was an odd month. Filled as it was with relatively average 3 star films. It’s a weird middle month between the slew of fall blockbusters and award worthy films of Nov/Dec and the end of the summer movie season. Luckily it was saved by a few decent films, and the stellar Doctor Strange. Plus…

Doctor Strange

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams Director: Scott Derrickson Running Time: 115 mins Synopsis: Brilliant neuro-surgeon Stephen Strange has his hands brutally mangled in a car accident. Searching the world for a solution he comes across the mystical Ancient One (Swinton) and learns the art of sorcery, coming up against the evil Kaecilius (Mads…

The Accountant

Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal Director: Gavin O’Connor Running Time: 128 mins Synopsis: Autistic genius Christian Wolff (Affleck) winds up doing accountancy work for some of the most violent gangs in the world, putting him in the sights of a persistent Treasury agent (JK Simmons). To lie low he takes a ‘clean’ job for…

Queen of Katwe

Starring: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga Director: Mira Nair Running Time: 124 mins Synopsis: In Katwe, Uganda, 14 yr old Phiona struggles daily to live amongst the slums and poverty of her town. One day she meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a local missionary, who introduces her to chess. Taking to it with aplomb she…

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh Director: Ed Zwick Running Time: 115 mins Synopsis: Lone wolf investigator Jack Reacher (Cruise) dives into action when a friend Major Turner (Smulders) is arrested for espionage. Suspecting something foul he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Plus he has to deal with the possibility he may…

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Starring: Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Annalise Basso Director: Mike Flanagan Running Time: 99 mins Synopsis: In 1967, widowed mother Alice (Reaser) is raising her two kids whilst maintaining a seance scam business. When she decides to add the mysterious Ouija board game to the scam, it awakens something monstrous which in turn takes an interest in…

Logan showcases a Superhero film we’ve never seen before!!

20th Century Fox have revealed the first glimpse of Logan. High Jackman’s final go round as the Wolverine. And it looks brilliant. Featuring the return of James Mangold to the directors chair, he also called the shots on The Wolverine which was surprisingly good, and the inclusion of X-Men stalwart Patrick Stewart. Let’s watch first:…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 knows how to look cool!!

In 2014 James Gunn surprised everyone with a critically lauded, and blockbuster smash hit for Marvel’s ever growing cinematic universe. Full of wit, inventiveness and fun, it was surprising as it was an adaptation of a relatively unknown property. But with an effective marketing campaign playing into that irreverence it took off massively.  Now he…

Inferno

Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster Director: Ron Howard Running Time: 123 mins Synopsis: Professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) wakes up in a Florence hospital with no memory of how he got there, why he has an odd tube in his pocket and why there are now people out to kill him. Enlisting his doctor…

American Honey

Starring: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough Director: Andrea Arnold Running Time: 164 mins Synopsis: Star, on the cusp of adulthood, leaves her troubled and abusive home in the American Midwest and joins with a ragtag bunch of travelling sales people. Selling magazine subscriptions door to door, and partying hard each night, Star finds herself…