REEL Review – Harriet (2019)

Harriet (2019) director: kasi lemmons | runtime: 125mins | biography, drama Minty Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) escapes her life as a slave by travelling to Philadelphia on foot. Once free, she become an important figure in the anti-slave movement The Underground Railroad, and while a member, freed over 70 slaves from captivity. Something that often occurs in the latter part of the year is the idea … Continue reading REEL Review – Harriet (2019)

REEL Review – 1917 (2020)

DIRECTOR: SAM MENDES | RUNTIME: 1HR 59MINS | DRAMA, WAR During April of 1917, two British soldiers must travel deep behind enemy lines to deliver a message to stop a attack. If not, 1600 men – and one of the soldiers brothers – will be massacred. Over the years we’ve been treated to a plethora of World War II dramas, exploring the horrors many had … Continue reading REEL Review – 1917 (2020)

REEL Review – Judy (2019)

Judy (2019) Director: Rupert Goold | Runtime: 118mins | biography, drama Low on money and struggling to keep a hold of her children, legendary performer Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) decides to do a tour in London. While there, her personal relationships and substance abuse begin to take their toll. One of the figures in the studio-system’s history is the story of Judy Garland, a beloved … Continue reading REEL Review – Judy (2019)

REEL Review – The Two Popes (2019)

The Two Popes (2019) director: fernando meirelles | runtime: 125mins | biography, drama Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) is called to meet Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) with the hopes of retiring from the Catholic Church. Over the course of a few days, the two men converse and clash-heads with their ideals and thoughts on the future of Catholicism. The history of the Catholic Church may … Continue reading REEL Review – The Two Popes (2019)

REEL Review – Little Women (2019)

Little Women (2019) director: greta gerwig | runtime: 135mins | drama, comedy, romance In the midst of Civil War-time America, Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) reflects on her life with her 3 sisters Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen). One thing that has been evidently clear since her debut feature Lady Bird (2017) is that Greta Gerwig has become an important figure … Continue reading REEL Review – Little Women (2019)

REEL Review – Portrait of a Lady On Fire (2019)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) director: Celine Sciamma | runtime: 121mins | drama, romance | language: French Professional painter Marianne (Noemie Merlant) is sent to a desolate island to paint Heloise’s (Adele Haenel) wedding portrait. When Heloise’s Mother leaves the island, the two women must pass the time and eventually become close to one other. There is something to be said about the … Continue reading REEL Review – Portrait of a Lady On Fire (2019)

REEL Review – Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Jojo Rabbit (2019) director: taika waititi | runtime: 1H 48mins | comedy, war After blowing himself up in the Hitler Youth Camp, Jojo (Roman Griffith Davis) is unable to join Hitler’s army. Now spending most of his time at home, he discovers that his Mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in her room. Taika Waititi has become one of the most revered … Continue reading REEL Review – Jojo Rabbit (2019)

REEL Review – Marriage Story (2019)

Marriage Story (2019) director: noah baumbach | runtime: 2h 16mins | comedy, drama New York-based Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) try to navigate their divorce as cleanly as possible. When Nicole moves back to Los Angeles with their young son Henry (Azhy Robertson), the two parties begin introducing lawyers making life much more difficult for one another. Baumbach’s newest feature is the perfect … Continue reading REEL Review – Marriage Story (2019)

REEL Review – The Irishman (2019)

Director: Martin Scorsese | Runtime: 3h 29mins | Biography, Crime, Drama Former hitman Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) recounts his days working for the very pinnacle of organised crime. From his early beginnings under the wing of Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci), and his involvement with larger than life Union boss, Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). It’s been three years now since Scorsese graced us with Silence … Continue reading REEL Review – The Irishman (2019)

REEL Review – Knives Out (2019)

Knives Out (2019) DIRECTOR: Rian Johnson | runtime: 2h 10mins | Comedy, Drama, Crime Shortly after his 85th birthday, millionaire crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plumber) is potentially murdered in his upstairs office. Out of his large, eccentric family, everyone is a suspect, and private investigator Beniot Blanc (Daniel Craig) alongside Harlan’s nurse Marta (Ana de Armas) must uncover the truth. Modern day whodunit’s have … Continue reading REEL Review – Knives Out (2019)