29 Days of Romance, Review #28: Carol (2015)

29 Days of Romance, Review #28: Carol (2015)

Directed by: Todd Haynes. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson. Runtime: 1h 58 min. Released: November 20, 2015. I didn’t fall for Carol as many others have. 30 minutes into the film, I decided to check the Metacritic score because I know whenever I don’t like something that’s great, it at least has an [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #11: Spring (2015)

29 Days of Romance, Review #11: Spring (2015)

Directed by: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead. Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Francesco Carnelutti. Runtime: 1h 49 min. Released: March 20, 2015 (online). Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s second feature film is a foray into romance while still maintaining their horror roots. The film opens on Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) as his life is falling [...]

Mission: Impossible reviews – Ghost Protocol (2011), Rogue Nation (2015)

Mission: Impossible reviews – Ghost Protocol (2011), Rogue Nation (2015)

Released: December 21, 2011. Directed by: Brad Bird. Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg. Runtime: 2h 12 min. Brad Bird directs his first-live action film with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol after doing the great film The Incredibles. I think his sense of humour is one of the reasons this entry has so many funny [...]

The Bronze (2016)

The Bronze (2016)

  Released: March 18, 2016. Directed by: Bryan Buckley. Starring: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson. Runtime: 1hr, 40 min. Written by Melissa Rauch (TV’s The Big Bang Theory) and her husband Winston Rauch, The Bronze appears to rely on the idea that since the 4-foot-11 sweet-natured Melissa Rauch is foul-mouthed and aggressive here, [...]

Unfriended (2015)

Unfriended (2015)

Released: April 17, 2015. Directed by: Levan Gabriadze. Starring: Shelley Hennig, Will Peltz, Moses Storm. Runtime: 1hr., 23 min. Deriving inspiration from such suicides as Audri Pott and Amanda Todd, "Unfriended" uses the internet as a platform for its jump scares. For six high school seniors, life is great – until they join a six-way Skype chat. A [...]

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

Released: November 20, 2015. Directed by: Billy Ray. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman. Runtime: 1hr., 51 min. I haven’t seen the original Argentinian film "The Secret in Their Eyes (“El Secreto de sus Ojos”), but the American remake “Secret in Their Eyes” likely doesn’t do it an ounce of justice. The film concerns Jess, portrayed with [...]

Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015)

Released: June 19, 2015. Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen. Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black. Runtime: 1 hr., 34 min. The human mind is a complex thing to dissect. Trying to figure it out and portray it as a comprehensive subject to children, while also making it entertaining for adults seemed to [...]

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Title: Mad Max: Fury Road. Released: May 15, 2015. Directed by: George Miller. Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult. Runtime: 2 hr. “Mad Max: Fury Road” is the fourth film in the popular Australian post-apocalyptic franchise. It’s a sort-of  reboot and a solo installment, merely referencing films previously in the franchise. It’s a re-imagining [...]

Run All Night (2015)

Run All Night (2015)

Released March 13, 2015. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman. Written by Brad Ingelsby. 1hr., 54 min. Vengeance and a father's love pair up on a long December night Featuring a visually pleasing style and packing a surprisingly emotional punch, Run All Night will please anyone looking for a concise [...]