Three Billboards is an absolute knockout. A well-balanced dramedy with a fierce and sometimes brutal sense of humour, and packed with powerhouse performances ruled by Frances McDormand, who's well on her way to Oscar glory.
Loving Vincent sets a new benchmark for film-making with its stunning and completely oil painted portrayal of the troubled artist's final days.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is your standard run-of-the-mill action/adventure film. Good for the school holidays, and good as a stand alone film. As a sequel though, it strays from the original.
It's finally come. The end of another year of cinema. The end of another year of blogging about cinema. It's been a great year, with some surprising twists and turns for both independent and Hollywood cinema.
120 BPM or BPM (Beats Per Minute) is a non-traditional movie about HIV in the sense that most of the film is spent in the heated debates of activist group ACT UP Paris, and when we finally see the searing physiological and psychological effects of the virus, it's brutal and unforgiving. This film doesn't hold back, and that's what puts it above the rest.
The long-anticipated Justice League is finally here, and it's totally fine. Amidst all the negative criticism and predictable Rotten Tomatoes backlash, it's still a fun and entertaining ride.
Poi E is a charming and truly inspirational documentary about a song that transformed not just the Maori community, but the entire country of New Zealand. However, rather than presenting a run-of-the-mill biographical history of the song, the film focuses on the spirit of the people behind it.