Ant-Man Of all the superhero films released this year (including Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Fantastic Four), Ant-Man made the quietest noise. But it left the biggest mark on the superhero landscape. Marvel’s tiniest hero proved to be fascinating, with Paul Rudd stepping into the suit to begin his new adventure. Petty thief Scott Lang (Rudd) stumbles upon … More 10 Best Films Of 2015
If you didn’t know, there are six superhero films between Marvel and DC that are coming out in 2016. Compared to this year’s three (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and Fantastic Four) six is an awful lot. Let’s take a look.
The final Hunger Games film is so relentlessly dark that it will make you wish it ends quicker, to avoid the brutality. But the seriousness is understandable given that we’re thrown right back into the war that’s tearing across Panem.
The opening of Suffragette, if you don’t know anything about the movement in the United Kingdom, tells you that this is an important story about women’s rights. Text appears on the screen for context purposes – the fight for women’s right to vote had been laboured with peaceful tactics having no results, up until this point.
Daniel Craig’s tenure as James Bond is coming to an end, a fact that Spectre reaffirms. There were hints a the end of Skyfall that the next outing would see a more damaged Bond; the death of Judi Dench’s M has hit him pretty hard but lest, that wouldn’t stop 007 for one more hunt. The … More Spectre Review
Danny Boyle’s biopic based on Apple founder Steve Jobs works more like a backstage musical, rather than a drama chronicling his life. The story is organised around three Apple launches; the Macintosh in 1984, Jobs’ solo project the NeXt computer in 1988 and the triumphant success of the iMac in 1998, splitting Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant … More LFF 2015: Steve Jobs Review
If the truth can’t be told, then journalism is dead. This is the harsh message that echoes from screenwriter James Vanderbilt’s directorial debut Truth, based on former CBS producer Mary Mapes’ book Truth and Duty.
Based on the infamous 2008 Noida double murder case in India, Guilty is a thrilling true crime whodunit and police procedural. 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar was found murdered in her bedroom in her family’s apartment while Hemraj Banjade, their 45-year-old servant was initially deemed the culprit, until his body was later found. Her parents were then … More LFF 2015: Guilty Review
11 Minutes is an intriguing concept from Polish director and writer Jerzy Skolimowski, who assembles a series of circumstances that take place within 11 minutes. Ending with a catastrophic climax, a number of individuals are caught up in a chain of events that lead to their ultimate fate, featuring a sleazy film producer interviewing a budding actress and … More LFF 2015: 11 Minutes Review
Set against a desolate, barren landscape, a group of illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican-Texan border proves a worthy story for a tense, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Desierto follows Mosies (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his compatriots, who are being smuggled in need of a better life in America. But that is threatened by Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a … More LFF 2015: Desierto Review