THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) RETRO REVIEW.

Introduction. The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama motion-picture based on a 1992 Stephen King novella. Directed and written by Frank Darabont, it pivots on Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and his life of struggle alongside other prisoners in a state prison called Shawshank State Penitentiary after being sentenced for killing his wife as well... Continue Reading →

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SKYSCRAPER (2018) MOVIE REVIEW.

Introduction. Skyscraper is a 2018 action film written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who also worked with the mentioned director in 2016’s Central Intelligence. The story pivots on his character Will Sawyer and his efforts to save his family from an immense Hong Kong building dubbed “The Pearl”... Continue Reading →

SUPERMAN; THE MOVIE (1978) RETRO REVIEW.

Introduction. Superman is a 1978 movie directed by Richard Donner and produced by Pierre Spengler. Based on a character from the DC Comics, it pivots on Clark Kent/Superman (Christopher Reeve); the last survivor of a doomed planet called Krypton and follows his quest to fit into and fight for the human race while also being... Continue Reading →

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (2018) MOVIE REVIEW.

Introduction. Ant-Man and The Wasp is a 2018 American superhero movie based on Marvel Comics characters and is a sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man. Directed by Peyton Reed, it features the adventures of Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) in trying to bring back Janet Van Dyne from the quantum realm with... Continue Reading →

SICARIO; DAY OF THE SOLDADO (2018) MOVIE REVIEW.

Introduction. Sicario; Day of the Soldado is a 2018 American action-thriller directed by Stephano Sollima. A sequel to 2015's Sicario, it sees Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin reprise their roles as Alejandro Gillick and Matt Graver respectively. They are once again involved in intervening in a dangerous conflict along the U.S-Mexico border whereby drug... Continue Reading →

TAG (2018) MOVIE REVIEW.

Introduction Tag is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Jeff Tomsic. Starring Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner, it is based on a true story and pivots on a group of men who spend one month every year playing the popular game of tag. Character performances Hoagie (Ed Helms)... Continue Reading →

GOTTI (2018) MOVIE REVIEW.

Introduction. Gotti is a 2018 biographical crime drama movie directed by Kevin Connolly. Based on a true story, it centers on the life and dealings of John Gotti; an infamous crime mobster in New York City and his rise to the helm of the Gambino Crime family.   Character performances. John Travolta as John Gotti... Continue Reading →

INCEPTION (2010) MOVIE REVIEW.

Introduction. Inception is a 2010 science-fiction heist movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan; best known for The Dark Knight trilogy. Starring Leonardo Di Caprio as Dominick Cobb, the film centers on the latter and his quest to get himself out of an illegal kleptomaniac career which involves infiltrating people’s subconscious with the aid of... Continue Reading →

THE PRINCESS DIARIES (2001) RETRO REVIEW.

Introduction. The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Gary Marshall. Based on a novel by Meg Cabot bearing the same name, it centres on Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway), a young San Francisco girl who discovers and has to come to terms with the fact that she is a princess... Continue Reading →

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