Tag Archives: Octavia Spencer

Review – Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station, The 2013 debut feature film from writer / director Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther), is a dramatisation of the actual 2009 police shooting of Oscar Grant at a rail station in California. Set on New Years Eve in 2008, the film follows Grant thoughout his day as he prepares to celebrate both his mothers birthday, and the upcoming

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Review – The Shape of Water

Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film, released in 2017 is The Shape of Water, a fantasy, science fiction romantic drama, the likes of which only he can make. Set in the 1960’s in an American town near the coast, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a mute cleaner working in a restricted US research base.  Her life is a highly repeated pattern,

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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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