Category Archive: 2017

SWEET COUNTRY [2017]

In what could be labelled as an Outback Western, Warwick Thornton’s second foray into directing after making a splash with Samson and Delilah in 2009- another film revolving around Aboriginal struggles- is again… Continue reading

BRIGSBY BEAR [2017]

Slightly borrowing a concept from other films, this is a story founded in a world of fantasy, much like James’ favourite show, Brigsby Bear. But no one he meets has heard of his… Continue reading

THOR: RAGNAROK [2017]

2017 has seen two superhero films that I actually enjoyed. Considering that apart from The Watchmen, I’ve never enjoyed one of these films on any level, this seems quite the achievement. Even better,… Continue reading

LOGAN [2017] – AN EXERCISE IN CRITICISING MYSELF [SPOILERS]

I didn’t like this movie as much as sati would have liked, which prompted me to watch a few older X-men films, which I enjoyed surprisingly, and then this one again. Several times… Continue reading

THE SHAPE OF WATER [2017]

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Written by: Guillermo del Toro (screenplay by), Vanessa Taylor (screenplay by) Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins Surely the one of the most moving films… Continue reading

DETROIT [2017]

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow Written by: Mark Boal Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Eddie Troy,  Just a touch heavy-handed, Detroit effectively gets its rather obvious point across thanks to a sharp… Continue reading

LUCKY [2017]

Directed by: John Carroll Lynch Written by:  Logan Sparks (screenplay), Drago Sumonja (screenplay) Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston Watching Lucky not long after Harry’s passing feels like a homage to… Continue reading

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI [2017]

Directed by: Martin McDonagh Written by: Martin McDonagh Starring:Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell It is fantastic to see the forever dependable Frances McDormand as a lead. This instantly means the film is a must-watch.… Continue reading

DOWNSIZING [2017]

Originally posted on Cinema Axis. Everyone’s favourite man of the moment stars in yet another decidedly average film. The concept was interesting, but the execution was… well, tedious. Downsizing is described as a… Continue reading

JAWBONE [2017]

Directed by: Thomas Napper Written by: Johnny Harris Starring:  Johnny Harris, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley Big thanks to Mark for turning me onto this one. You are a champ mate. Rather… Continue reading