Our journey starts with Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), abandoned by his mother, he’s a dreamer and a delinquent who’s been moved by his Welfare Officer to a remote farm in the country to live with his new foster parents Bella and Hec.
In this incarnation Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård), has been there, done it and bought the leopard print t-shirt as he finds himself acclimatising to his life back in civilised London as John Clayton III.
Beginning in 1942 within Nazi occupied Casablanca. The opening shot reveals Canadian paratrooper Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) parachuting into the sandy dunes of French Morocco’s desert tundra.
Ken Loach’s powerful brand of social realism is mastered beautifully, poignantly and tragically. A simple, honest man’s fight against a system seemingly intent on grinding its claimants into passivity is a brutal and damning, but not unrealistic, indictment of modern Britain.
Hidden Figures is the highly enjoyable, heartwarming and at times humorous biopic from Theodore Melfi. It’s takes us back to 1961, a time of racial segregation and widespread sexism, at the beginning of the space race between the two Cold War superpowers.
It’s no mean feat, but it doesn’t exactly pay off. Scarface is oft-quoted throughout War Dogs and, with a darker tone, this film could have potentially tapped into that claustrophobic and paranoid feel. Still, it’s a very enjoyable movie with a killer soundtrack and memorable performances.