Modernising Classical Shakespeare: The King – David Michod (2019)

Retelling the story of King Henry V that was made famous by Shakespeare's plays, The King boasts an outstanding cast, a strong script and an all round well put together piece. Choosing to play to safe with the creative license holds The King back from being one of the big releases of the year, but the solid direction … Continue reading Modernising Classical Shakespeare: The King – David Michod (2019)

The Highwaymen – John Lee Hancock 2019

The good guy's version of the classic tale of Bonnie and Clyde's brutal crime spree. The Highwaymen showcases excellent performances from its two leads but unfortunately is never quite as compelling as the villains tale. Nonetheless it is very entertaining and certainly worth viewing. Coming off the back of two "loosely based on a true … Continue reading The Highwaymen – John Lee Hancock 2019

High Flying Bird – Steven Soderbergh 2019

Fast paced and snappy, Soderbergh directs his third feature in three years and proves he's still got it. Delving into the world of sports he teams up with writer Tarell Alvin McCraney to showcase a fun but strong message about the world of Basketball today. Shot entirely on an iPhone, Steven Soderbergh directs his second … Continue reading High Flying Bird – Steven Soderbergh 2019

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel and Ethan Coen (2018)

Lacking any satisfactory pay off throughout, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a bit of a drag. Featuring six fairly enjoyable stories, it is very easy to get bored and distracted as you make your way through the two-hour collection. However good performances and a consistent tone, typical of the Coen Brothers, save it from … Continue reading The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel and Ethan Coen (2018)