REEL Review – If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Director: Barry Jenkins | Runtime: 1h 59mins | Drama, Romance A young couple living in Harlem are set to have a baby when Alfonso (Stephan James) is wrongly accused of rape. Tish (Kiki Layne) works tirelessly to prove his innocence, all while dealing with her pregnancy with the help of her family. It’s now coming up to two years … Continue reading REEL Review – If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

REEL Review – First Man (2018)

First Man (2018) Director: Damien Chazelle | Runtime: 2h 21mins | Biography, Drama In the early 1960’s, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and his wife Janet (Claire Foy) must deal with a great loss and instead of staying on a failing rocket plane programme, decide to apply for Project Gemini, and chronicles the journey Neil takes till he takes his first steps on the moon. Towards … Continue reading REEL Review – First Man (2018)

REEL Review – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Director: Bryan Singer | Runtime: 2h 14mins | Biography, Music, Drama Leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid 1985, the film follows the birth of the band Queen. As the band make their way to stardom their lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) deals with his own personal life. Music biopics are not a new concept, they have been around … Continue reading REEL Review – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

REEL Review – The Favourite (2018)

The Favourite (2018) Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Runtime: 1h 59mins | Comedy, Drama In 18th Century England, the fragile Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) runs the country alongside her closest companion Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz). Their relationship is put in jeopardy when the seemingly innocent Abigail (Emma Stone) comes to the palace looking for work.  Lanthimos’ latest film has a combination of comparisons, like the occasional … Continue reading REEL Review – The Favourite (2018)

REEL Review – Green Book (2018)

Green Book (2018) Director: Peter Farrelly | Runtime: 2h 10mins | Biography, Drama, Comedy Set in the 1960’s, classical and popular pianist Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) embarks on a tour of the deep south accompanied by his escort Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), a Italian-American bouncer on temporary leave from the Copacabana.  Those with a keen eye will notice director Peter Farrelly shifting from his … Continue reading REEL Review – Green Book (2018)