Thursday, 19 May 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins

Directed by: Stephen Frears
Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) is a wealthy, cultured New York socialite, who insists on performing as a soprano in spite of a total inability to sing. Streep throws herself endearingly into the role, Grant is wonderful as her debonair husband and Frears keeps a confident balance of uproarious laughs and genuine pathos.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Capain America Civil War

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Written by: Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely, Mark Millar (comic book)
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt
UK release: 29 April 2016
When world leaders demand that the Avengers operate under UN supervision, the team splits. If you haven't seen previous instalments it will make no sense, but if you have, all the plot points bear bittersweet fruit, in a brilliant combination of hectic action and one liners with intimate, heartbreaking moments.

Bad Neighbours 2

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Seth Rogen
UK release: 6 May 2016
When college student Shelby (Moretz) forms a new sorority so that she and her friends can have as much fun as the guys, it annoys their neighbours the Radners (Byrne and Rogen). A fun, feminist sequel with manic energy, an empowering message and a cast gifted with spot-on timing; Moretz especially is having a great time.