Tag Archives: Meryl Streep

Film Review: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (UK/USA, 2018) will have audiences chanting I Do! I Do! I Do! to this joyful sequel

If there was one sequel this year that people did not see coming, it’s Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again. The sequel to the 2008 blockbuster hit has the entire original cast reprising their roles and we have welcome newcomers into the mix like Cher, Andy Garcia and of course, Lily James.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Post (USA, 2017) is a thrilling look at a significant point in history

These days the words, “The Post” are more likely to get you thinking about a blog then a newspaper. In fact, Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Post is all about history and a bygone era in print journalism. It’s a historic thriller and bio-pic that looks at how The Washington Post handled the decision to cover the Pentagon Papers. The result is a tense and mostly rewarding story that seems more relevant than ever in this era of President Trump and the proliferation of online fake news.... Continue Reading

Five bosses who could Melissa McCarthy a run for her money

From the devil who wears designer labels to the literal incarnate of evil itself, cinema has long been a platform for employers to be presented as anything but reasonable.  On the eve of Melissa McCarthy doing her best bad boss impersonation in (the appropriately titled) The Boss, here’s a look at five other business heads you can be thankful aren’t over-seeing your day-to-day work routines.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Ricki and the Flash (USA, 2015)

Usually when imagining a career in rock n’ roll and a band called “Ricki And The Flash” you wouldn’t imagine it to involve a handful of old timers in a shabby Californian bar with a 60 something year old lead lady whose only ever record produced is stored in her ex-husband’s rubbermaid. And yet, this is the protagonist of Ricki And The Flash. Directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and written by Diablo Cody (Juno), three time Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep takes on the role of Ricki Rendazzo, a charismatic rocker chick with a trail blaze of ruin burning behind her. The trailblaze in this case takes the form of her ex-family who she left 20 odd years ago. Continue reading Film Review: Ricki and the Flash (USA, 2015)