Tag Archives: Drama

Review – Hidden Figures

The new film by director Theodore Melfi is the drama Hidden Figures which follows the tale of 3 african american ladies working in different jobs at Nasa through the 1960’s. It is co written by Melfi with Allison Schroeder, based on the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The three ladies are each working to attempt to support the

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Review – Arrival

2016’s Arrival is a science fiction thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) and is based on the short story The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang adapted by Eric Heisserer who wrote the screenplay. Amy Adams stars as Louise Banks, an expert in language and translation who is called upon when a number of alien vessels appear on Earth

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Review – Manchester By The Sea

The latest film by writer and director Kenneth Lonergan is the 2016 drama Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck in the lead role.  It was actually produced by, in part, actors Matt Damon and John Krasinski. Affleck plays Lee Chandler, a Boston based maintenance man who is informed that his elder brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) has passed away from a

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Review – Hell and High Water

Hell or High Water is the latest film from Scottish director David MacKenzie, whose previous work includes Young Adam, Starred Up, and Spread. The writer is Taylor Sheridan who previously wrote Sicario (which is a good sign in itself). The film focusses on the tale of two brothers in Texas, Toby Howard (Chris Pine – Star Trek franchise) and Tanner

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Review – Sully

What is the story that takes place after the most famous plane water landing of all time – the Miracle on the Hudson? That is the tale that director Clint Eastwood brings us with the film Sully. Based on the true story of Captain Chelsea Sullenberger the pilot on flight UA1549 which, on the January 15th 2009 landed on the

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