Directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow follows ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) who is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission is targeting a C.I.A. agent (Joel Edgerton) who threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
Film Review: The Danish Girl
Based on David Ebershoff‘s fictional novel of the same name, The Danish Girl is loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). Directed by Tom Hooper, the film follows a fictitious love story centred around Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer, being one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery. As we follow Einar’s transformation into Lili, as he begins to find his true self, how will his marriage with Gerda and their artistic work proceed?
Film Review: Rust and Bone
Directed by Jacques Audiard, Rust and Bone is based on Craig Davidson‘s short story collection of the same name. The film follows killer whale trainer Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) who, after suffering a horrible accident that has left her with a life-changing disability, finds friendship in Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a street fighter who has been put in charge of his young son after leaving Belgium to live with his sister and her family.