Apollo 11 is an important historical record of one of our most incredible achievements. It’s masterful storytelling and brilliant documentary filmmaking, put together with skill and artistry, entirely from archive material and original interviews from the time, and as such it has a purity that makes it original, compelling and completely moving.
Late Night is a warm-hearted comedy-drama directed by Nisha Ganatra from a screenplay by acclaimed author and comedy screenwriter, Mindy Kaling. Continue reading “Review – Late Night (2019), Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow: Warm-hearted comedy-drama”
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the 12th instalment in Marvel Comics’ X-Men related films series, and a sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Continue reading “Review – X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019), Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is another in the Godzilla franchise, this time directed by Michael Dougherty. The film follows on from Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film and remarkably is the first Godzilla film to be entirely produced by a Hollywood studio. Continue reading “Review – Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Charles Dance”
Rocketman tells the often-moving story of Elton John’s early life, starved of parental affection as a young Reginald Dwight growing up in Pinner, Middlesex, his scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, the birth of his incredible song writing partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin and the launch of his record breaking career in the US. Continue reading “Review – Rocketman (2019), Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden”