The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

When eight year old Bruno is told he is moving far away from home because his father, a soldier in the German army, has been promoted, he lives a lonely life until he finds a friend in Shmuel, a Jewish boy in a concentration camp. This film perfectly encapsulates the innocence and wonder of what[…]

Marriage Story (2019)

When a married couple who have been together for 10 years with one child decide they need to split up, they try to remain a family in this hyper realistic story of the effects of divorce. The story concept is very formulaic and paint by numbers, parents are getting a divorce, fighting over custody, further[…]

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood focuses on Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a superstar of the 50’s and how he is adjusting to being phased out and used as a stepping stone for the new stars of 1969, as well as his stuntman come personal driver, Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt.  This is[…]

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Kubo shares a cave with his sick mother, whom he takes care of every morning and evening. In the day, Kubo heads to the local village to weave stories about great samurai warriors, monsters, and fire-breathing chickens. However Kubo has a very special gift, as he tells his story and plays his Shamisen, a Japanese[…]

Split (2017)

When three girls are abducted by an eerily calm kidnapper, they soon learn while prisoners that this man has split personality syndrome and that one of the personalities wants them for something special. James McAvoy is absolutely fantastic as the lead, utterly convincing in each of the unique personas he’s given. Including accent, posture, and[…]

Midnight Special (2016)

After rescuing his son from a cult, Michael Shannon goes on the run after he is pursued by the FBI because of the cult’s belief that the boy has special powers. Jeff Nichols always gets fantastic performances out of his actors, he has a special talent with child actors too, his previous film ‘Mud’ really[…]

Shin Godzilla (2016)

When a strange creature emerges from Tokyo Bay, the prime minister and his cabinet discuss the course of actions on how to stop this giant destructive force, known colloquially as Gojira, based on the nickname the American military have bequeathed him, Godzilla. If you go into this film expecting a huge monster fighting other monsters[…]

Paddington 2 (2017)

Paddington 2 is set a few years after the first film and shows how much Paddington has made himself at home, he’s friends with almost everyone, he has a daily routine, and he is treated like any other person. However when he finds a book he wishes to buy for his aunt’s 100th birthday, Paddington[…]

Wonder (2017)

Wonder tells the story of August Pullman, played by Jacob Tremblay, who due to complications at birth, and the subsequent operations, has a facial disfigurement. Due to this he has been home schooled for most of his life, until he decides to start going to a “real” school. Wonder shows the best side of people[…]

Paddington (2014)

After unfortunate circumstances, Paddington leaves his home country of darkest Peru and travels to London with the hopes of finding a new home. While waiting at Paddington Station, he is happened upon by the Brown family, who say they’ll only keep him for one night. However when a sinister woman tries to capture Paddington, the[…]