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

Review of 2011 with a twist

This year has been pretty poor. According to my calculations, I have seen 47 films this year.   In some eyes, it’s quite an achievement.  In others, it’s pathetic.  Strangely enough, I am leaning towards the latter.  I have missed out on offerings like Midnight in Paris and 50/50 to go to films like Hugo and Green Hornet. D’oh! An eclectic mix of films has been watched this year … Continue reading Review of 2011 with a twist

Sherlock Holmes – 3.5/5 stars

Sherlock Holmes has a lot to live up to.    Following last year’s hit, the eponymous hero has to also contend with being reincarnated by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, which has been showered with critical acclaim and a cult following. However, what’s wrong with a sequel filled with bromance and one of the biggest literary cliffhangers of all time? Sherlock Holmes: A Games of … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes – 3.5/5 stars

Things I’m looking forward to in 2012…

The Avengers Probably one of the best ensemble casts, like, ever.All (besides new addition Mark Ruffalo) have made their mark in the Marvel multiverse and if their own films had sucked, this would not have been possible.  DC Comics – take note and don’t make Green Lantern 2.  That ship has sailed; you’re not on it. The Muppets Responsible for the best Orange phone ad … Continue reading Things I’m looking forward to in 2012…