Dunkirk

Picture this: Allied forces are surrounded by German troops and they’re pushed back to the French coastal town of Dunkirk. Thousands upon thousands of soldiers are stranded on the beach with nowhere to go but home across the Channel. While they wait for ships to take them away across the water, German bombers fly over the bay and drop their loads on the sitting ducks … Continue reading Dunkirk

A musical ode to hopes and dreams

La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016) follows the efforts of Mia (Emma Stone) and Seb (Ryan Gosling) to fulfil their dreams. She is an aspiring actress looking for her first break while he is a pianist whose sole ambition is to save jazz, an art form he believes is in decline. When their paths cross they do anything they can to keep each other believing … Continue reading A musical ode to hopes and dreams

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom is based on a true story – the story of Seretse Khama, prince of Bechualand (modern day Botswana), who while studying in London falls in love and marries Ruth Williams, a white woman in the late 1940s. The marriage causes political turmoil and friction between Seretse and his uncle, the king regent. The interracial marriage happens just as the regional hegemon, South … Continue reading A United Kingdom

Arrival

Arrival is the latest film by director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, 2015). Linguist Dr Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is contacted and hired by the US forces when 12 spacecrafts appear in different locations around the world. Dr Louise and second recruitee Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) set out on a mission to find a way of communicating with the heptapods that inhabit the spacecraft that touched down … Continue reading Arrival

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows – Part 2 was released back in 2011 – that is five years ago. It seems a lot longer than that. But, as they say, patience is a virtue. Now, in November 2016, we have been given the chance once again to travel to Harry Potter’s world of magic. With a few twists, of course. Fans wouldn’t just want … Continue reading Fantastic beasts and where to find them