BlacKkKlansman

2018 Director: Spike Lee Starring: John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Adam Driver, Topher Grace Words – Josh Senior Spike Lee seems like the only director that could have come to the mind of producer Jordan Peele when he set about the task of adapting Ron Stallworth’s manuscript Black Klansman for the big screen. The cinematic…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2017 – USA Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro Words: Josh Senior   Star Wars matters, that much is true, and considering my emotive response to the franchise’s return in The…

Silence

2017 – USA, Taiwan, Mexio Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver Words: Christian Abbott It all began in 1966, when Martin Scorsese first read a novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Shūsaku Endō, from which this film is adapted. A story of two Jesuit Priests, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garupe…

Paterson

2016/ USA Directed by: Jim Jarmusch Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, William Jackson Harper, Chasten Harmon Words: N. Scatcherd Even as a committed Jim Jarmusch fan, I wasn’t sure about Paterson at first. It distillates and purifies the laidback, meandering, low-key interest in the minutiae of life that all Jarmusch films engage…

Midnight Special

2016/ USA Director: Jeff Nichols Starring: Michael Shannon, Jaden Lieberher, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton Words: J. Wood There will come a time I feel in the not too distant future in which Jeff Nichols could well be considered the most important filmmaker of his generation.  He is part of the first group of…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015 – USA Director: J.J Abrams Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis,  Mark Hammill Words: J. Senior If you are a human being living on Planet Earth, and unless you have been living in a cave with no internet connection for the past three years,…