Review | The Breadwinner (2017)  ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Review | The Breadwinner (2017)  ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

In ‘The Breadwinner’, we see Afghanistan during a time of heightened tension and conflict through the eyes of a young child. Although it has a 12A certificate, it deals with multiple difficult themes including violence, oppression, loss and suffering. The film, an international co-production between Canada, Ireland and Luxembourg, has a unique style which packs [...]

Review | Opening Night (2016) ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Opening Night (2016) ⋆⋆⋆

Hollywood’s attempts at putting theatre related shows on screen have had varying degrees of success (Smash and Rise, yes I’m referring to you). The latest attempt to catch my attention was the 2016 film, ‘Opening Night’, which is now available to stream on Netflix. I’m surprised it seemingly passed under many peoples' radar, as it [...]

Review | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before ⋆ ⋆

Review | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before ⋆ ⋆

This week, Netflix released its newest Young Adult Rom-Com - ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ based on the novel by Jenny Han. In a film genre which is saturated with predictable plot lines, it’s commendable that this has a unique starting premise. But it doesn’t take long to realise that it’s a pretty [...]

Review | The Prince of Egypt ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Prince of Egypt ⋆⋆⋆⋆

It’s not often that you see film studios attempt to capture religious figures cinematically, particularly in the format of an animated musical. However, the 1998 DreamWorks film ‘Prince of Egypt’ uniquely did just that. We are presented with a protagonist who showcases outstanding bravery to demand that the leader of slaves lets his people go [...]