Free Press Journal
  • Hostiles movie: Review, Cast and Director

    Film: Hostiles Cast: Christian Bale,  Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Rory Cochrane, Adam Beach, Bill Camp, Ben Foster, Peter Mullan, Timothée Chalamet Director: Scott Cooper Rating: * *  * * Themes of bravery, courage,endurance mark this riveting Western about cowboys and Injuns in the Old West ( North America) and the need for open-mindedness and unbiasedness…

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  • Black Panther movie: Review, Cast and Director

    Film: Black Panther Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Director: Ryan Coogler Rating: *  *  * In this big budget extravaganza from the House of Marvel, pastoral Africa sits comfortably with a futuristic space setting through which the…

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  • The Shape of Water movie: Review, Cast and Director

    Film: The Shape of Water Cast: Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, Nick Searcy Director: Guillermo Del Toro Rating: * * * * Hollywood never addresses the hatred coming from Jewish extremists or the ideology of Islamic terrorists. Christians though are set up as villains with impunity and the…

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  • The 15:17 to Paris movie: Review, Cast and Director

    Film: The 15:17 to Paris Cast: Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, Thomas Lennon, Ray Corasani Director: Clint Eastwood Rating: * * * * It is a given that Clint Eastwood loves heroes and heroism. Who wouldn’t except for the withered soul? His new film, The 15:17 to Paris is written for the screen by Dorothy…

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  • Boy and the World: Review, Cast and Director

    Film: The Boy and the World Cast: Vinicius Garcia, Ale Abreu, Lu Horta, Marco Aurélio Campos, Felipe Zilse Director: Ale Abreu Rating: * * * * This award-winning, Oscar-nominated animated adventure from Brazil will resonate with children, adults, music lovers and artists. Hand-drawn in the simple style favoured by little children (stick-like figures, round faces)…

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  • MIFF 2018 honours Shyam Benegal with V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award

    Eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been honoured with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Shorts & Animation Films – MIFF 2018 conferred upon veteran film maker Shyam Benegal.  The award carrying a Trophy, a shawl, citation and cash prize of Rs 1 million (Rs 10 lakhs) was presented…

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  • Phantom Thread movie: Review, Cast and Director

    Film: Phantom Thread Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Rating: * * * * “Marriage would make me deceitful” intones the self-centred protagonist of this multiple Oscar nominated film. Appropriately, the movie opens with a lengthy rendition of (one of my favourite songs) “My Foolish Heart” from the movie of…

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  • Den of Thieves movie: Review, Cast and Director

    Film: Den of Thieves Cast: Gerard Butler, Gerard Butler,50 Cent, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones, Dawn Olivieri, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Cooper Andrews Director: Christian Gudegast Rating: * * * Die-hard Gerard Butler fans will like this passable crime thriller which opens with an armoured truck robbery which results in several casualties. Such a shame since…

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  • Darkest Hour: Review, Cast and Director

    The man who steered the UK to victory was the master of rhetoric who used words with devastating effect and Anoushka Ravi Shankar’s ex-spouse Joe Wright employs some of the finest speeches by Winston Churchill in this biopic to reveal the heart, soul and mind of the PM of a small island nation facing the might of Nazi Germany during World War…

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  • 12 Strong movie: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Film: 12 Strong Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner, Michael Pena, Naveed Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Elsa Pataky Director: Nicolai Fuglsig Rating: * * * * Endowed with fine actors, this feel good war drama based on declassified info narrates the story of America’s initial response to 9/11, through a special…

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  • The Commuter movie: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Film: The Commuter Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Shazad Latif, Dean Charles-Chapman Director: Jaume Collett-Serra Rating: * * * What would you do if you had been laid off, deep in debt and a stranger makes you an offer that seems too good to resist? Would you…

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  • The Post: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Every day in every way, Spielberg gets better and better and better. His new film, The Post is a tense drama which spotlights The Washington Post’s rivalry with The New York Times and focuses on the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. It ends with the infamous Watergate burglary that would lead to the ouster…

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