Tag Archives: Ron Howard

Cinema Review – The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

In 1964, The Beatles stopped touring, after years of being on the road, and gruelling schedules. Filmmaker Ron Howard takes a look at the years leading up the decision for the band to stop playing live, and the madness that was Beatlemania. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In the Heart of the Sea

Novelist Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) travels to Nantucket, Massachusetts to interview Tom Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson), the last survivor of the whaling ship The Essex which, to all intents and purposes, ran aground many years earlier. Melville suspects that there was more to the story than the inquiry told and, over the course of a long night and several glasses of whiskey, Nickerson finally recounts the tale he has never told anyone, the tale that would go on to inspire the classic novel Moby Dick. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Rush

In the 1970s, Formula 1 drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) had a merciless rivalry that inspired them both to be better, if only to beat the other. Rush chronicles the enmity between the two, and their rush to beat the other to be world champion. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons is getting a bad name. I would like to point out, first and foremost, that the book is an “airport” book, one you grab on the way to a transatlantic flight. The movie is the same kind of idea. It was never meant to challenge your ideal, but to be good fun and entertaining, and it is both of these things. Continue reading

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