Tag Archives: film review

Get Out, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Lil Rel Howery, Ashley LeConte Campbell, John Wilmot, Julie Ann Doan, Rutherford Cravens, Geraldine Singer, Jeronimo Spinx, Ian Casselberry, Trey Burvant, Richard Herd, Erika Alexander, Yasuhiko Oyama.

A man enters a world that is as strange as it is uncomfortable, one where alienation is dressed up in smiles, style and a welcoming handshake, this is the experience of many around the world, the stranger in a strange land, not one to fit in, but one whose very existence is deemed to be a boost to the community in a very different way than may have been expected.

Hidden Figures, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glenn Powell, Kimberley Quinn, Olek Krupa, Dane Davenport.

John Wick: Chapter Two, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * *

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan, David Patrick Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz, Elli.

An assassin is only good as the silence he leaves behind, the job based on the ability to disappear into the shadows like a whisper of a ghost, an unseen hand able to take another’s life without even breaking sweat; an assassin must live in the stillness, be a spectre at a victim’s wake.

Sing, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Matthew McConaughy, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders, Jennifer Hudson, Garth Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Nick Kroll, Beck Bennett, Jay Pharoah, Nick Offerman, Leslie Jones, Rhea Perlman, Laraine Newman.

In a world obsessed with celebrity, with instant fame and the self gratification of not having to climb to the top of your profession without hard work and tears, the animated film Sing is a refreshing pastiche wrapped up in the soft fabric of feel good cinema.

The Great Wall, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating *

Cast: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Defoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Hanyu Zhang, Lu Han, Kenny Lion, Eddie Peng, Xuan Huang, Ryan Zheng, Karry Wang, Cheney Chen, Numan Acar, Johnny Cicco, Vicky Yu, Bing Liu.

There are times when you do have to wonder what studio heads are up to when they allow certain ideas to get past the initial rejection stage of films not being worthy enough to go on the big screen.

The Space Between Us, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carlo Gugino, Britt Robertson, Janet Montgomery, Trey Tucker, Scott Takeda, Adande Thorne, Sarah Minnich, Ryan Jason Cook, BD Wong, Lauren Myers, Morse Bicknell, Beth Bailey, Peter Chelsom, Anthony Jarvis, Jenny Gabriele, Colin Egglesfield.

We are all products of our environments, some are harsher than others, some are more pliable and interesting, yet we all have hardships to overcome, we all have to jump through hoops to get ahead, to not stand still and feel as though we are nothing but a vicious experiment gone wrong.

A Monster Calls. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Lewis MacDougal, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Ben Moor, Oliver Steer, Liam Neeson, Dominic Boyle, Jennifer Lim, Max Gabbay, Morgan Symes, Max Golds, Frida Palsson, Wanda Opalinska, Patrick Taggart, Geraldine Chaplin, Lily Rose Aslan Dogdu.

The prospect of losing someone so very close to us is perhaps the most primal feeling we can possess, it consumes us inside and out, it makes us say words we don’t mean and commit actions that are beyond what we would normally consider respectable. To face up to that day when we lose a parent is perhaps even more consuming, never mind if we actually get along with them, whether we love them or haven’t spoken for years, to lose the ones that brought you into the world has a devastating effect, especially on a young impressionable mind.

Silence, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hands, Issei Ogata, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Kaoru Endô, Diego Calderón, Rafael Kading, Matthew Blake, Benoit Masse, Tetsuya Igawa, Shi Liang, Béla Baptiste, Asuka Kurosawa.

So much history is yet truly to be filmed, so many stories, so many acts of heroism, of despair and pivotal moments throughout the times have yet to make it to the screen for it be acknowledged as kind of Universal truth, yet it seems the more we know, the more we have lost, the less there is defining us in the present day.

Doctor Strange, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelson.

To corrupt the great Bard, there is more in the Universe than we can ever understand, and at times it feels like that when you immerse yourself into the world of the comic book Superhero, to many it just seems a waste of celluloid or its digital sister and yet under the surface, the latent power it fills others with is at least enough to further enhance their imagination, and for that alone films from the houses of D.C. and Marvel have a place that would leave the world slightly less colourful for their absence.

Be The Bear, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Hannah McGowan, Esther Larkin, Jamie Brownson, Pete King, Ian Warburton.

The internet may be many things, it has the opportunity to mimic the human interactions of being a force for good and the huge potential for evil, it is the machine that is only as reliable as the content put in it and at times it makes you despair for the world and what people perceive they have to do to leave their mark on the fragile and scarred Earth.