08th Nov2018

‘Hunter Killer’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Corey Johnson, Adam James, Henry Goodman, Colin Stinton, Carter MacIntyre, Shane Taylor, Mikey Collins, Will Attenborough, David Gyasi, Linda Cardellini | Written by Arne Schmidt, Jamie Moss | Directed by Donovan Marsh American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress in the Arctic […]

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08th Nov2018

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Dickie Beau | Written by Anthony McCarten | Directed by Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher Bohemian Rhapsody has had a long-troubled road to the cinematic big screen. A detailed plagued-production history of Sacha Baron Cohen headlining the […]

07th Nov2018

‘Mid90s’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie, Fig Camila Abner, Liana Perlich, Ama Elsesser, Judah Estrella Borunda, Mecca Allen | Written and Directed by Jonah Hill In 1990s Los Angeles, 13-year-old Stevie escapes his turbulent home life by hanging out with a new group of […]

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06th Nov2018

LIFF 2018: ‘Suspiria’ Review (2018)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Choe Grace Moretz, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela, Angela Winkler, Vanda Capriolo, Alex Wek, Elena Fokina | Written by David Kajganich | Directed by Luca Guadagnino Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Co. When she vaults […]

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06th Nov2018

‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Tony Greenhand, Beth Ditto, Mark Webber, Ronnie Adrian, Kim Gordon, Udo Kier, Carrie Brownstein | Written and Directed by Gus Van Sant Gus Van Sant’s biopic Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a beautifully melancholic coy and frequently dark passage and resulting examination […]

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02nd Nov2018

‘Whitney’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Clive Davis, Cissy Houston, Debra Martin Chase, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds | Written and Directed by Kevin Macdonald Kevin Macdonald’s documentary Whitney is an extraordinarily deep and eye-opening venture into the life of its celebrated, yet, troubled global superstar subject, Whitney Houston. Given invaluable […]

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25th Oct2018

‘Blindspotting’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kevin Carroll, Nyambi Nyambi, Jon Chaffin, Wayne Knight, Margo Hall, Ziggy Baitinger, Travis Parker, Lance Holloway | Written by Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casa | Directed by Carlos López Estrada Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three […]

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25th Oct2018

‘Operation Finale’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Nick Kroll, Michael Aronov, Ohad Knoller, Greg Hill, Torben Liebrecht, Michael Benjamin Hernandez, Joe Alwyn, Greta Scacchi, Peter Strauss, Haley Lu Richardson | Written by Matthew Orton | Directed by Chris Weitz In 1960 a team of secret agents, led by Mossad agent Peter Malkin, set […]

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24th Oct2018

‘Hold the Dark’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale, Beckam Crawford, Riley Keough, Michael Tayles, Julian Black Antelope, Conor Boru | Written by Macon Blair | Directed by Jeremy Saulnier In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery. […]

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22nd Oct2018

‘Halloween’ Review (Second Opinion)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Haluk Bilginer, Will Patton, Rhian Rees, Jefferson Hall, Toby Huss | Written by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley | Directed by David Gordon Green David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween has set itself up as the forty year sequel […]

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19th Oct2018

‘Three Identical Strangers’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, Natasha Josefowitz, David Kellman, Evan LeRose, Adrian Lichter, Andrew Lovesey, Scotty Murray, Robert Shafran, David Straus, Rachel VanDuzer | Directed by Tim Wardle Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story […]

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18th Oct2018

LFF 2018: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Kate Berlant, Michael X. Sommers, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Robert Longstreet | Written and Directed by Boots Riley With Cassius Green’s (Lakeith Stanfield) newly discovered talent, it’s not long before he rises through the ranks of his company, moving closer to the […]

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16th Oct2018

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, Xavier Dolan, Shea Whigham, Mark O’Brien, Charles Halford, Jim O’Heir, Alvina August | Written and Directed by Drew Goddard Drew Goddard finally returns to the director’s chair, after his highly inventive and successful directorial debut with the horror/comedy […]

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15th Oct2018

‘First Man’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ethan Embry, Ciarán Hinds, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Shea Whigham, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas | Written by Josh Singer | Directed by Damien Chazelle Damien Chazelle is hot off the heels with his fourth feature after two highly critically acclaimed entries into his vastly growing filmography: […]

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10th Oct2018

‘A Star is Born’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Anthony Ramos, Dave Chappelle | Written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters | Directed by Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born is the fourth iteration of the beloved source material of the classic rags to riches story. At one stage reportedly through the last decade […]

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09th Oct2018

‘Destination Wedding’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Dj Dallenbach, Ted Dubost, Greg Lucey, D. Rosh Wright, Donna Lynn Jones, Curt Dubost, Michael Mogull | Written and Directed by Victor Levin Destination Wedding reunites Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, as the socially awkward Frank and Lindsay. When they meet on their way to a destination wedding, they soon discover […]

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08th Oct2018

‘Smallfoot’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro, Patricia Heaton, Justin Roiland, Jack Quaid, Sarah Baker, Kelly Holden Bashar | Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, Clare Sera | Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig In Smallfoot Migo (Channing Tatum), a big-hearted Yeti, […]

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05th Oct2018

LFF 2018: ‘Assassination Nation’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Anika Noni Rose, Bella Thorne, Maude Apatow, Cody Christian, Danny Ramirez | Written and Directed by Sam Levinson High school senior Lily and her crew of besties live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies, and chats – just like the […]

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04th Oct2018

‘Hell Fest’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, Amy Forsyth, Tony Todd, Courtney Dietz, Michael Tourek, Christian James, Matt Mercurio, Roby Attal, Elle Graham, Alicia Rosato, Brooke Jaye Taylor, Mason Pike | Written by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, William Penick, Christopher Sey, Akela Cooper | Directed by Gregory Plotkin Hell Fest is the latest simplistic conventional horror […]

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02nd Oct2018

LFF 2018: ‘Mandy’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré, Richard Brake, Bill Duke, Line Pillet, Clément Baronnet, Hayley Saywell | Written by Panos Cosmatos, Aaron Stewart-Ahn | Directed by Panos Cosmatos Taking place in 1983, Red Miller is a lumberjack who lives in a secluded cabin in the woods. His artist girlfriend Mandy […]

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01st Oct2018

‘Slice’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Zazie Beetz, Joe Keery, Hannibal Buress, Katherine Cunningham, Chris Parnell, Y’lan Noel, Paul Scheer, Rae Gray, Austin Vesely, Chance the Rapper, Rebecca Spence, Will Brill, Kelli Simpkins, Lakin Valdez, Gary Houston | Written and Directed by Austin Vesely Slice posits itself as A24′s 80′s horror throwback in the same vein as John Carpenters eerie […]

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28th Sep2018

‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Andrew Lees, Chelsea Alden, Stephanie Nogueras, Alexa Mansour, Savira Windyani, Ashton Smiley, Douglas Tait, Connor Del Rio | Written and Directed by Stephen Susco When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of […]

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