Jasper Jones director Rachel Perkins’ engrossing and enthralling adaptation of Craig Silvey’s iconic Australian coming of age novel, takes us back to a time when childhood dreams were all about Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // Jasper Jones”
The opening few minutes of Danny Boyle’s introspective and retrospective T2 Trainspotting should come with a warning, but more on that later.
Surprisingly, Boyle’s first image is not in Scotland, but Amsterdam, where we see Renton (Ewan McGregor) pounding a treadmill, Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // T2 Trainspotting”
A luxury (and beautifully crafted) space carrier is taking 5000 people on a 120-year journey to colonise a new planet, Homestead II. Everyone on board is in deep hibernation, sleeping peacefully while the ship, Avalon, functions on Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Passengers”
Nocturnal Animals, the second film from fashion designer Tom Ford, is a stylised yet substantial thriller, in which LA art gallery owner Susan Morrow’s (Amy Adams) world is shattered by the arrival of a dark and violent Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // Nocturnal Animals”
After watching I, Daniel Blake, a friend asked: ‘Did you enjoy it?’ My first thought was, does anyone actually enjoy Ken Loach films, a director who over the past 40 years has tackled some of the grittiest social economic problems of the UK? My answer though, Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // I, Daniel Blake”
The Light Between Oceans is a sweeping and at times weepy drama, based on the 2012 Australian book of the same name by M.L. Stedman, her debut novel. This post-World War I story focuses on a lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) and his Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // The Light Between Oceans”
As an avid reader of what a friend of mine calls “domestic noir”, I was understandably excited to hear of the adaptation of Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train – especially following the success of the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. My excitement faded, however, Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // The Girl On The Train”