Finding Dory (2016) ★★☆☆☆

Not Pixar’s best fish in the sea…  Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) lost her parents since she was a young fish. Now, she lives with clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son, Nemo (Hayden Rolence). Sooner or later, Dory loses her clownfish friends too, and decides to search for her real parents. Marlin and Nemo must go on the search for Dory…will they…

Dazed and Confused (1993) ★★★★★

Makes you wish you were growing up in the 70’s.  Texas, 1976: it’s the last day of school at Lee High and the seniors are excited to start their summer with a bang. This includes partying, drinking, smoking weed and hassling the new freshmen. Boys are a target of being hit with a baseball bat, whilst the girls are coated in ketchup and raw…

Top Ten: Underrated Films

Here are ten films that I like but aren’t so popular with the mainstream. These films tend not to get noticed, despite how wonderful they actually are. I could list many, but I selected a few which come to mind as of late. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! Do you agree with my choices? 10. Like Sunday, Like…

Panic Room (2002) ★★★★☆

Will truly make your head spin.  After a sour break up with her husband (Patrick Bauchau), Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart) have bought a new home in New York City. The first night spent in their new home doesn’t quite go to plan. Three intruders enter their house, resulting in the mother and daughter having to lock themselves away into…

The Martian (2015) ★★☆☆☆

Merely a long, drawn-out science lesson.  When a storm hits Mars, Astronaut, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), is left stranded, and presumed dead after being hit by flying debris. Alive and well, he must now find a way to contact NASA. The Martian isn’t particularly “dreadful”, but it certainly didn’t live up to the overwhelming hype set before us. The amount of critics that…

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) ★☆☆☆☆

Merely a montage of scenes where the Bennets’ shoot guns, perform karate and swing swords in pretty dresses.  In 19th century England, zombies appear to be ‘the norm’. The Bennet sisters: Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Jane (Bella Heathcote), Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) and Mary (Millie Brady) are not your conventional ladies, in this case. They are trained in the art of cooking,…

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ★★★★☆

“A single crash of Cymbals and how it rocked the lives of an American family.” Revamping his 1934 thriller into an exotic, suspenseful adventure, Hitchcock makes excellent use of location, stunning chemistry between Doris Day and James Stewart, and the sharp story of what appears to be an average man, drawn into an assassination plot. “The Man Who Knew Too…

Vertigo (1958) ★★★★★

Just when you think you have already predicted the plot; then Hitchcock makes a fool of you. Unlike Hitchcock’s previous works, Vertigo takes a slightly different approach to enticing its audience in. Vertigo is a near-perfect suspense thriller with a devastating tragedy at hand. Retired police detective, “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is traumatized after a rooftop chase to…

The Boy (2016) ★★☆☆☆

A half-hearted horror.  Directed by William Brent Bell, The Boy follows Greta (Lauren Cohan), an american woman who has accepted a job in England as a babysitter. However, upon arrival she finds Brahms (the boy) is a porcelain doll of which the family believes to be alive. When she is left to care for him alone, she begins to believe that the doll may…

Spotlight (2015) ★★★★★

Spotlight diverts from the conventional route in this serious, but enthralling crime drama.  Based on a true story, Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, consisting of Robby Robinson (Michael Keaton), Mike Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), and Matt Carroll (Brian d’Arcy James), dig deep to solve the shocking scandal of child molestation allegations within the Catholic church in 2001, spanning as far back as…