5 ideas about a movie: You Were Never Really Here

Hello! And welcome to a review of a movie I knew nothing about prior to seeing it. Can’t say I know much more having now seen it. This is You Were Never Really Here. IMDb summary: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control,Continue reading “5 ideas about a movie: You Were Never Really Here”

Movie review: Lady Bird

Hello! Welcome to the review of the best tomato (once) in the movie business. This is Lady Bird. IMDb summary: In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. Greta Gerwig Lady Bird was written and directed by Greta Gerwig – an actress-turned-writer, now also a director (this film was her directorialContinue reading “Movie review: Lady Bird”

Movie review: Phantom Thread

Hello! Welcome to one the last awards’ movie reviews. This time around, we are discussing Phantom Thread! IMDb summary: Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Paul Thomas Anderson Phantom Thread was written and directed by PaulContinue reading “Movie review: Phantom Thread”

Movie review: The Shape of Water

Hello! Welcome to a review of another awards movie. This is The Shape of Water! IMDb summary: At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Writing The Shape of Water was written by the director Guillermo del ToroContinue reading “Movie review: The Shape of Water”

Movie review: Coco

Hello! The latest Pixar film has finally landed in my local theatres. This is Coco! IMDb summary: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Just before we start, here are the links to my other Pixar reviews: Cars 3,Continue reading “Movie review: Coco”

Movie review: Three Billboards Outiside Ebbing, Missouri

Hello! Welcome to the review of the big Golden Globe’s winner – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. IMDb summary: A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (amazing title, tbh) was written and directed by Martin McDonagh, known for such filmsContinue reading “Movie review: Three Billboards Outiside Ebbing, Missouri”

Movie review: All the Money in the World

Hello! Famous for its subject matter (the real-life events it depicts) and the behind-the-scenes story (Spacey out, Plummer in just months before the release date), can this movie stand on its own? This is All The Money In The World. IMDb summary: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperateContinue reading “Movie review: All the Money in the World”

Movie review: Mudbound

Hello! Before I start reviewing the major awards contenders, let’s look at one that is on the fringe of the awards voters radar. It’s the Netflix awards offering – Mudbound. IMDb summary: Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism andContinue reading “Movie review: Mudbound”

5 ideas about a movie: Downsizing

Hello! Welcome to January – the month of great awards movies and awful mainstream ones. I don’t know how many reviews of the latter I’m going to be posting but you can be sure that the awards’ film reviews will be plentiful. For example, you are reading one now – this is Downsizing. IMDb summary: AContinue reading “5 ideas about a movie: Downsizing”

Movie review: The Greatest Showman

Hello! What you get when you take the songwriters of La La Land and add them to a retired Wolverine? This is The Greatest Showman! IMDb summary: inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing toContinue reading “Movie review: The Greatest Showman”