Widows (2018)

Let’s get one thing straight, whenever names like Steve McQueen and Viola Davis are involved in a project, you can be sure as hell that I’m going to be there on opening day. Still soaring high from her 2016 Best Supporting Actress Oscar win for Fences, Davis is one of cinema’s most respected and sought…

The 89th Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

This Sunday marks the annual ceremony in Hollywood where the biggest, most prestigious prizes are given out to celebrate what the assorted members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences deem to be the best selection of films and performances over the past year in cinema. Though I often end up agreeing with…

Fences (2016)

Next up on my whistle stop tour of Oscar nominated pictures is Fences, a big screen adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning 1983 play. Both starring and directed by Denzel Washington, the film is coming in to the Academy Awards ceremony with four nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, so…

Suicide Squad (2016)

This is not going to be one of those Suicide Squad reviews that mercilessly compares DC to Marvel, simply because I don’t have anywhere near enough experience with either cinematic universe to be able to make any valid points. What I did know before I went in to see this latest release, however, was that the…

Prisoners (2013)

You may have noticed from the reviewed films on this blog that I tend to stick to a fairly similar set of genres when considering a trip to the cinema. Mostly dramas, a few comedies and a musical whenever one is released, but rarely ever a nail biting, edge of the seat detective thriller. It…