The Beguiled (2017)


Hollywood is out it again remaking another classic film. The latest is the 1971 film The Beguiled which starred Clint Eastwood. Rare to get a remake right, this new version stars Colin Farrell works out well under the direction Sofia Coppola.

During the civil war, wounded soldier John McBurney (Colin Farrell) is taken in by a Southern girls’ boarding school. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, all the women and girls in the school are immediately fascinated by the handsome man leading to jealousy and betrayal.

The Beguiled features an outstanding ensemble cast from Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. Kidman gives a standout performance as the school’s headmistress Miss Farnsworth. She has a strong presence bringing strength and grace to the role, nurturing her students like her own daughters and nursing Farrell’s character back to health.

Farrell is perfectly cast as the male lead. Mesmerising to watch, he brings the charms of an Irishman females can’t resist. The supporting cast is solid with Dunst in tow.

Finely crafted picture by director Sofia Coppola (‘Lost in Translation’, ‘The Virgin Suicides’) audiences will find alluring. The narrative starts off slow then leads to a spellbinding film in its 94-minute run. Coppola’s direction is flawless, managing magnificent performances from her cast along with tremendous cinematography by Philippe Le Sourd and beautiful and lavish production design by Anne Ross.

A sensational melodrama with excellent direction and great performances, The Beguiled is a film worth watching. Check it out.

Rating: 4/5 Stars


Baby Driver


The film follows Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a getaway driver who ditches his shady lifestyle and makes a clean break. He meets the woman (Lily James) of his dreams but gets Forced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom.

Baby Driver is surprisingly entertaining. The cast is awesome. An original film that’s stylish, fast-paced action with humour and cool soundtrack.  Worth a look.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars



A young woman’s (Rooney Mara) confrontation with a man (Ben Mendelsohn) from her past threatens to derail his new life and her stability.

The synopsis may read well on paper, but it doesn’t translate to the screen. A lifeless movie with mediocre performances. Practically feels like Mara is stalking Mendelsohn throughout the film. Not worth watching.

Rating: 1/5 Stars

Spider-Man Homecoming 

Marvel’s second time rebooting the Spider-Man franchise. This makes you wonder how many ways the filmmakers can tell the story of Peter Parker, a kid who bitten by a radioactive spider, gains superpowers and uses his abilities to fight crime. How is this new version of the friendly neighbourhood superhero different from the previous incarnations?

Following his recruitment and fighting with Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in the Avengers War, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). Peter tries to balance high school life with being Spider-Man while facing the Vulture (Michael Keaton).

Tom Holland steps into the shoes of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as the web-slinger. Holland is electrifying as the young superhero. As the third Spider-Man, Holland offers a fresh take on the character and makes this role his own. He doesn’t have the typical nerdy look Maguire and Garfield had in the previous films. No doubt audiences will find him magnetizing and comical.

Michael Keaton is superb and at times terrifying as the film’s ambitious antagonist Vulture. The supporting cast is excellent with Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei in tow.

Director Jon Watts presents a thrilling superhero film. Action packed, character driven with impressive special effects makes Spider-Man Homecoming enjoyable to watch.

One of the superhero films this year. Spider-Man Homecoming will not disappoint fans of this genre. A must see.

Rating: 5/5 Stars