Category Archives: Film

The Post. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Meryl Steep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Poulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, John Rue, Rick Holmes, Michael Stulbarg, Philip Casnoff, Jessie Mueller, Deborah Green, David Aaron Baker, Dan Bucatinsky, Davis Costabile, Johanna Day.

The Commuter, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neil, Elizabeth McGovern, Kilian Scott, Andy Nyman, Shazad Latif, Clara Lago, Florence Pugh, Roland Moller, Dean Charles Chapman, Ella Rae-Smith, Colin McFarlane, Nila Aalia, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Adam Nagaitis, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Damson Idris, Ben Caplan.

 

No matter what we believe, we all have a price that is offered in which we might be tempted to do something that would otherwise go against our centre of morality, our code of honour; it could be bought on by desperation, greed or just a moment of madness in which the brain wanders and thinks well why not, I could do so much with it, and who would know.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision rating * * * *

Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Caleb Landry Jones, Kerry Condon, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Abbie Cornish, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Riya May Atwood, Selah Atwood, Lucas Hedges, Zeljko Ivanek, Amanda Warren, Malaya Rivera Drew, Sandy Martin, Christopher Berry, Jerry Winsett, Kathryn Newton, John Hawkes, Samara Weaving, Clarke Peters.

The way we act now in times of personal doubt and individual pain has changed, dramatically and with much noise, perhaps even ceremony, no longer are we dictated to that we must grieve in a certain way, that we must take it on the chin all that happens to us; to sit in silence and slowly drift into the greyness that claims our own lives without our consent.

Darkest Hour. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane, Nicholas Jones, Samuel West, David Schofield, Richard Lumsden, Malcolm Storry, Hilton McRae, Benjamin Whitrow, Joe Armstrong, Adrian Rawlins, David Bamber, Paul Leonard, David Strathairn, Eric MacLennan, Philip Martin Brown, Jordan Waller, Alex Clatworthy, Anna Burnett, Jeremy Child, Brian Pettifer, Michael Gould, Pip Torrens.

Few men in history can go through life without causing waves, without being the conversation of being somehow divisive, hated perhaps in equal measure as they are loved; it is the symbol perhaps of just how much drive a person can have in life, a thirst for adventure that makes them the figures they are.

All The Money In The World. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, Mark Walhberg, Romain Duris, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Andrew Buchan, Marco Leonardi, Giuseppe Bonifati, Nicholas Piedimonti Bodini, Guglielmo Favilla, Jonathan Aris.

Hostiles. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Jessie Plemons, Rory Cochrane, Jonathan Majors,  Scott Shepherd, David Midthunder, Gray Wolf Herrera, John Benjamin Hickey, Stafford Douglas, Stephen Lang, Bill Camp, Wes Studi, Timothee Chalamet, Adam Beach, Orianka Kilcher, Tanaya Beatty, Peter Mullan, Austin Rising, Robyn Malcolm, Ryan Bingham, Paul Anderson, Ben Foster, Scott Lounde.

The Greatest Showman. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zenaya, Sam Humphrey, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Keala Settle, Eric Anderson, Ellis Rubin, Byron Jennings, Betsy Aidem, Gayle Rankin, Fredric Lehne, Will Swenson.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, give it the three ringed circus appeal and dazzle the spectator with glitter, heartfelt illusion and a set of good numbers in which the audience is going to remember for a long time, add a sprinkling of stars in which to amaze and enthral and the final curtain that is raised upon the occasion, is sure to be a hit.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd, Andy Serkis, Oscar Issac, Laura Dern, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kelly Marie-Tran, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davies, Frank Oz, Jimmy Vee, Joonas Suotamo, Adrian Edmondson, Mark Lewis Jones, Hermoine Corfield.

You can’t keep a good franchise down; lord knows they tried with the release of the much maligned episodes one and two of the Star Wars saga, but no matter what, eventually the licence to entertain and print money, sell merchandise and hopefully the true point of making a good story realised on screen will see the series continue.

From The Vault: Man On The Moon, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti, Gerry Becker, Leslie Lyles, George Shapiro, Vincent Schiavelli, Peter Bonerz, Patton Oswalt, Courtney Love, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Jeff Conway, Carol Kane, Judd Hirsch, Marilu Henner, Christopher Lloyd.

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julia Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Leanne Best, James Bloor, Frances Barber, Kenneth Cranham, Isabelle Laughland, Peter Turner, Tom Brittney, Edward Bourne, Susanne Bertish, Joey Batey, Tim Ahern, Luana Di Pasquale.

Imagine, if you can, what it would be to be in a relationship with someone who was once considered Hollywood royalty, who held audiences captive with their ability on screen and who made crowds love them. It is surely impossible to believe such a thing could happen, even if you do read about in the gossip columns and the world of social media, it is almost too good to ever believe it would happen to you.