American Honey tells the story of a troubled girl who escapes an abusive home to join a band of (equally troubled) travelling youths. In between heavy partying and the general rebellious teenager tom-fuckery, this group of misfits move from door to door selling both lies and magazine subscriptions. The plot follows Star, who, after a chance encounter with Jake (Labeouf), decides to leave her abusive provider ‘Daddy’ in the rear-view mirror. What follows is a profound journey that symbolises the importance of having a sense of belonging.
I’d be lying if I said my initial attraction to the film wasn’t based entirely on the depth and caliber of the cast. For your reference (and my disdain for typing) I have created a gif of all the heavy hitters below. Above and beyond the cast, I really enjoyed how the director (and lead), Kenneth Branagh, brought the famous tale by Agatha Christi to life.
Based on the actual events that transpired in Amarillo, Texas in in 1997, Bomb City tells the story of a a seemingly harmless rivalry between two groups that boils to a breaking point. Without giving too much away, many people refer to this infamous case as one of the greatest injustices to ever occur in America. Warning: if you are going to watch this, do not research what happened as that will take the punch away from the movie.
I don’t even know where to start with Wonder. If you have seen the trailer or read the book, then you will know what to expect, but for those who haven’t – this is a legit emotional roller-coaster. Wonder tells the story of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), who is about to experience elementary school for the first time after being home schooled his whole life.
Before you read any more, do yourself a favour and go and watch Only The Brave. Boasting an all star cast including Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly and Taylor Kitsch – Only The Brave tells the (true story) a team of municipal firefighters who battle catastrophic bush fires to save their hometown. The plot revolves around the lives of Eric Marsh (Brolin) and Brendan McDonough (Teller) whose paths cross when Brendan signs up to be a firefighter. Brendan, a struggling junkie, is driven to clean up his act after the recent birth of his daughter, hence the interest in the firefighting position.
I first heard about Call Me By Your Name on a Reddit screener thread where the chat around the movie was overwhelmingly positive. I had to know more so a quick googling session and a couple of rave reviews later, I pulled the trigger! From start the finish I was surprised at how much this movie drew me in.
Screener Season is finally upon us (has been for a few weeks now). Of all the notable movies, both released and forthcoming, I was most excited for Molly’s Game. This is for a number of reasons, which you can find numbered (in a very particular order) below.
Brad’s Status really surprised me. After watching (part of) the trailer, it struck me as a movie I had seen 1,000 times. I can happily confirm this was not the case. I had seen the tag ‘comedy’ somewhere in regards to this movie, which was part of the reason I chose to watch, but let me tell you, this was no comedy.
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