Film Review: Allegiant

Based on the final book in Veronica Roth‘s young adult dystopian Divergent trilogy, The Divergent Series: Allegiant is the third instalment in The Divergent Series of films and is the first in a two-part adaptation of the final book. Directed by Robert Schwentke and set in the aftermath of Insurgent after the release of a […]

Book v Film: The Divergent Series – Allegiant

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it […]

Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Smash Up A House In New ‘Demolition’ Trailer

(Written for Filmoria) Opening the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, this week we have a new trailer for Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a successful investment banker, who is struggling after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. From director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club and Wild) and with screenplay by Bryan Sipe, […]

Divergent’s ‘Allegiant – Part 1’ Begins Filming

(Written for Filmoria) Production on the penultimate instalment of the Divergent series is officially underway, Lionsgate have announced this week. The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1, the first part of the final book in Veronica Roth‘s best-selling young adult dystopian trilogy of novels, is currently being filmed in Atlanta.

Book v Film: The Divergent Series – Insurgent

“Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.” Based on the second novel in Veronica Roth‘s young adult dystopian Divergent series, Insurgent, directed by Robert Schwentke, picks up as Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), now fugitives on the run, are hunted by the leader […]

Film Review: Insurgent

Based on the second novel in Veronica Roth‘s young adult dystopian Divergent series, Insurgent, directed by Robert Schwentke, picks up as Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), now fugitives on the run, are hunted by the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite, Jeanine (Kate Winslet). In a search for allies and answers and racing […]

You Should Be Reading: The Divergent Series – Insurgent

“Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.” The second book in Veronica Roth‘s young adult dystopian Divergent series, Insurgent picks up as Tris and Four, now fugitives, are on the run, hunted by the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite, Jeanine. In a search for […]

Film Review: Birdman

Rating: Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman follows a washed-up actor, Riggan (Michael Keaton), who once played an iconic superhero. Now, as he mounts a Broadway play, led by stars Lesley (Naomi Watts) and Mike (Edward Norton), in a bid to reclaim his past glory, he must overcome his ego and family troubles and get […]

DVD Review: The Impossible

Rating: Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, The Impossible is based on one family’s real-life experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Hoping for a relaxing vacation in Thailand, Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor), and their three sons, Lucas (Tom Holland), Thomas (Samuel Joslin), and Simon (Oaklee Pendergast), spend the morning of 26th December relaxing […]

Film Review: Dream House

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex and published in Issue 4 of In Retrospect) Dream House, directed by Jim Sheridan, follows publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) who quits work to move his wife Libby (Rachel Weisz) and their two daughters into their dream home. The family soon discover, however, that their seemingly idyllic house was […]