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Miss Juneteenth (Review)

DIRECTOR: Channing Godfrey Peoples

CAST: Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze, Liz Mikel, Marcus Mauldin, Jaime Matthis, Lori Hayes, Akron Watson, Phyllis Cicero, Lisha Hackney

RUNNING TIME: 99 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A former beauty queen (Beharie) prepares her rebellious teenage daughter (Chikaeze) for the same pageant she won years ago…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
June 19th 1865, commonly known as “Juneteenth”, is a historic day for African-Americans, for it is the day when slaves were finally emancipated in full […]

By |September 25th, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

007 RETROSPECTIVE: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

DIRECTOR: Roger Spottiswoode

CAST: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Judi Dench, Joe Don Baker, Ricky Jay, Götz Otto, Desmond Llewelyn, Vincent Schiavelli, Colin Salmon, Samantha Bond, Nina Young, Daphne Deckers, Julian Fellowes, Cecille Thomsen, Gerard Butler, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Hugh Bonneville, Geoffrey Palmer

RUNNING TIME: 119 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12

BASICALLY…: James Bond (Brosnan) must stop a power-hungry media mogul (Pryce) from igniting a war between China and the UK in order to boost ratings…

NOW FOR THE […]

By |September 25th, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

Monsoon (Review)

DIRECTOR: Hong Khaou

CAST: Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers, David Tran, Molly Harris, Lâm Vissay, Edouard Leo

RUNNING TIME: 85 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: A young British-Vietnamese man (Golding) returns to Saigon for the first time since he was forced to flee as a child…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
Between Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and now Hong Khaou’s Monsoon, this year has seen a couple of very different (i.e. non-white) perspectives on the Vietnam experience. Between Lee’s adventure epic discussing […]

By |September 24th, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

Enola Holmes (Review)

DIRECTOR: Harry Bradbeer

CAST: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Adeel Akhtar, Fiona Shaw, Frances de la Tour, Louis Partridge, Susie Wokoma, Burn Gorman

RUNNING TIME: 123 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: Enola Holmes (Brown), the teenage sister of famed detective Sherlock Holmes (Cavill), must outwit her brother to solve an impending case…

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
Unlike the rest of us, Millie Bobby Brown is not simply waiting about for the fourth season of Stranger Things […]

By |September 24th, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

Nocturnal (Review)

DIRECTOR: Nathalie Biancheri

CAST: Cosmo Jarvis, Lauren Coe, Sadie Frost, Yasmin Monet Prince, Laurie Kynaston, Amber Jean Rowan, Ella-Grace Gregoire, Amy Griffiths, Patrick Connolly

RUNNING TIME: 86 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A cynical teen (Coe) strikes up a friendship with the much older Pete (Jarvis), who appears to be obsessed with her…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
Following a memorable turn opposite Florence Pugh in Lady Macbeth, and an exceptional Marlon Brando-esque starring role in the criminally-underseen Calm with Horses earlier […]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

TESLA (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Kyle MacLachlan (Blue Velvet), Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies), Jim Gaffigan (Them That Follow), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Blow the Man Down), Hannah Gross (Her Smell), Josh Hamilton (Eighth Grade), James Urbaniak (Death of a President), Rebecca Dayan (Limitless), Donnie Keshawarz (The Adjustment Bureau), Lucy Walters (B-Side), Blake DeLong (Late Night), Lois Smith (Fatal Attraction), Ian Lithgow (Far from Bismarck)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Michael Almereyda (Marjorie Prime), director, writer, producer; Christa […]

By |September 20th, 2020|Film Previews|0 Comments

SCHEMERS (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Conor Berry (film debut), Sean Connor (Anna and the Apocalypse), Grant Robert Keelan (The Devil’s Machine), Tara Lee (A Date for Mad Mary), Kit Clark (film debut), Blair Robertson (film debut), Mingus Johnston (U Want Me 2 Kill Him?), Paula Masterton (No Shade), Carolyn Bonnyman (Urban Ghost Story), Richard Hazlehurst Mason (Scott and Sid), Alastair Thomson Mills (The Wee Man), Reanne Farley (Fourever), David Izatt (The Devil’s Whispers), Shend (My Name Is […]

By |September 20th, 2020|Film Previews|0 Comments

MONSOON (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Parker Sawyers (Southside with You), David Tran (Farewell, Berlin Wall), Molly Harris (Artemis Fowl), Lâm Vissay (Tracer), Edouard Leo (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Hong Khaou (Lilting), director, writer; Tracy O’Riordan (The Selfish Giant), producer; Benjamin Kracun (Beast), cinematographer; Mark Towns (Gwen), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Kit (Golding), a British-Vietnamese man, returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old, when he and […]

By |September 20th, 2020|Film Previews|0 Comments

MISS JUNETEENTH (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Nicole Beharie (Shame), Kendrick Sampson (Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story), Alexis Chikaeze (film debut), Liz Mikel (Get on Up), Marcus Mauldin (Gallows Road), Jaime Matthis (film debut), Lori Hayes (Miss Firecracker), Akron Watson (Seasons of Gray), Phyllis Cicero (Finding North), Lisha Hackney (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Channing Godfrey Peoples (film debut), director, writer; Toby Halbrooks (A Ghost Story), Tim Headington (Never Rarely Sometimes Always), Jeanie Igoe (film debut), James M. Johnston (The […]

By |September 20th, 2020|Film Previews|0 Comments

ENOLA HOLMES (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Millie Bobby Brown (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Henry Cavill (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Sam Claflin (The Nightingale), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Fiona Shaw (Colette), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick), Frances de la Tour (The Lady in the Van), Louis Partridge (Paddington 2), Susie Wokoma (Burn Burn Burn), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Harry Bradbeer (film debut), director; Jack Thorne (The Aeronauts), writer; Millie Bobby Brown (film debut), Paige […]

By |September 20th, 2020|Film Previews|0 Comments

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