REVIEW: Hidden Figures – 4/5 stars

With one directorial feature under his belt, director and screenwriter Theodore Melfi is making his mark in Hollywood with his second feature, which celebrates diversity and scientific achievements among women. Hidden Figures focuses on three African-American mathematicians – Katherine Jackson (Taraji. P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) – and their contributions to Nasa’s Friendship 7 space mission, which saw John … Continue reading REVIEW: Hidden Figures – 4/5 stars

The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

2012 marked a significant year for me as a film buff. This year, after a really long lie-in and a practically redundant nap, I stayed up to pull off my first Oscars all-nighter. After bitching about some of the dresses (it looked like Shailene Woodley stripped a wedding cake of its marzipan and made into a dress from the 1930’s) and entertained about the stunt by Sacha … Continue reading The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

The Help review – 4 stars

Another film based on a bestselling book…it’s a steady stream nowadays. Yet, The Help raised a few eyebrows. The adaptation of the 2009 novel was the surprise summer hit of 2011, getting to no.1 in the US Box Office, but that was not the reason why. The inspiring tale of the tell-all tale from the viewpoint of African American maids is also a charming one. … Continue reading The Help review – 4 stars