Film Review: I,Tonya 2017 (8/10)


Director: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney , Sebastian Stan

This film in short shows the life of the figure ice skater Tonya Harding leading to the 1994 attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.

Tonya Harding was not just any figure ice skater, in 1991 she earned distinction as being the first American woman to successfully land a triple axel in competition, and only the second woman to ever do so in history (behind Midori Ito). She is also a two-time Olympian and a two-time Skate America Champion. But sadly, she got disqualified in 1994 and banned for life from the U.S figures Skating Championship following the attach on her rival Nancy Kerrigan by her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.

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Film Review:All the Money in The World 2017 (6/10)


Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, Charlie Plummer

A very interesting real story about the kidnaping and release of the grandson of one of the richest men in history (J Paul Getty).

While the core of the story is negotiating the release of the billionaire grandson, this particular incident reveals a lot of the personality and life of this rich man which was a really interesting character. Christopher Plummer who played the role of Getty at 88 years of age was really brilliant. He has left his print on this film and really deserves to win in each award he was nominated for. Of course, we have to mention he had to do all this in few weeks following replacing Kevin Spacy which is even more impressive.

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Film Review: Get Out 2017 (4/10)

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Director: Jordan Peele

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener.

I try my best to give a spoiler free review , but this time I have to apologies in advance as this time it was not possible. So you could possibly read to the point where you see the warning. Continue reading

Film Review:The Post 2017 (9/10)


Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenlirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood,

This is really an incredible film by all standards. One of those films that I think will be a cinema classic for many years. Not only it highlights the heroic role played by brave journalists and reporters through history in bringing the truth to the public but it also goes beyond that to show the powerful role of wise women in a male dominant society where women were repeatedly marginalized.

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Film Review:Darkest Hour 2017 (9l10)


Director: Joe Wright

Starring: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup.

Absolutely brilliant …. It is one of those films that has everything right …. Of course, this is if you are someone like me who enjoys good history films combined with outstanding performance by all cast. It is just like an orchestra.

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Film Review: The Disaster Artist 2017 (7/10)


Director: James Franco

Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogan, Zac Efron

This film is a bit like a surprise, and unexpectedly nice. I agree James Franco deserves recognition as it is amazing how a story of failure and disappointment can be transformed in to a good entertaining film.

This film is about the aspiring actor and film maker Tommy Wiseau and his journey of making a really bad, probably the worst ever film which becomes the cult movie “The Room”.

I have not watched the film “The Room” neither have heard of Tommy Wiseau before, but James Franco and his brother and co-star Dave Franco has managed to show a story of friendship, empathy and passion in addition to some comedy in style.

For me it is like seeing James Franco acting for the first time, I can hardly recognize him while he is completely absorbed in to the lonely, strange, bruised weird character including the strange accent.

My rating of 7/10 is mostly based on the performance of James Franco

The film has received two nominations for the Golden Globe Award in the categories of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and won the later with no nominations for the Bafta