John Wick: Chapter Two

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Common Director: Chad Stahelski Running Time: 122 mins Synopsis: Former super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) attempts to retire into civilian life once more after the violent events of the first film, but when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up to make John pay up for past favours, he must once more…

Toni Erdmann

Starring: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller, Ingrid Bisu Director: Maren Ade Running Time: 164 mins Synopsis: High-flying business consultant Ines (Huller) never finds the time to see her estranged father Winfried (Simonischek), so he decides to drop in on her unannounced just as she attempts to clinch an important deal. Although the method he chooses in…

Prevenge

Starring: Alice Lowe, Kate Dickie, Jo Hartley Director: Alice Lowe Running Time: 87 mins Synopsis: Ruth is heavily pregnant, and alone due to the loss of her boyfriend in a climbing accident. Rising hormones and parental anxiety start to manifest itself in odd ways as her unborn baby begins to talk to her, and subsequently…

Loving

Starring: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon Director: Jeff Nichols Running Time: 127 mins Synopsis: The true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an intimate close knit couple, who face persecution and an uphill battle against the authorities in 1950s America for one simple reason. Richard is a white man and Mildred is a black…

Movie Shots: Down in One!!

A hefty dollop of news this instalment, prepare for an onslaught of trailers, pics and news to leave you stone-cold drunk: An event called the Super Bowl played out this Sunday (I’m reliably informed that this is some sort of sporting event) which means as always a bevy of TV spots of some of 2017s…

Hidden Figures

Starring: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae Director: Theodore Melfi Running Time: 127 mins Synopsis: Telling the untold true story of three coloured women working for NASA in the 60s, each of them responsible for helping to get a man into space, all whilst dealing with the oppressive sexism and racism of the time….

The Lego Batman Movie

Starring (voices): Will Arnett, Zach Galifanakis, Ralph Fiennes Director: Chris McKay Running Time: 104 mins Synopsis: Gotham City is under threat from The Joker’s latest scheme meaning world-renowned loner Batman may just have to do the one thing he hates, working in a team, to defeat evil and save the city. And of course look…

Gold

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard Director: Stephen Gaghan Running Time: 121 mins Synopsis: Kenny Wells (McConaughey) is a Gold prospector after a lucky break. His business going down the tube, he makes one last ditch attempt to hit it big. Travelling to Indonesia, he joins forces with Michael Acosta (Ramirez) and come…

Denial

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson Director: Mick Jackson Running Time: 110 mins Synopsis: Based on the real life High Court battle between author Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz) and outspoken historian David Irving (Spall). Claiming she defamed him due to his denial of the Holocaust atrocities. However due to the eccentricities of the British justice…

Moonlight

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes Director: Barry Jenkins Running Time: 120 mins Synopsis: An intimate portrait of a young black man as he deals with a life of economic strife, a heroin-addicted mother (Harris) and a growing confusion around his sexuality.  The beats are familiar. A drug-abusing single mother who subjects her child…