Film Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story

Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second Star Wars anthology film following 2016’s Rogue One. The film is set 10 years prior to the events of A New Hope and explores the early adventures of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) aboard the Millennium Falcon, who joins a heist within the criminal underworld. There, Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), years before joining the Rebellion.

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Film Review: In The Heart of The Sea

Directed by Ron Howard, In The Heart Of The Sea is based on Nathaniel Philbrick‘s 2000 novel of the same name, which tells the true of the sinking of the Essex, an 1820s New England whaling ship, which inspired the classic novel, Moby-Dick. The story of the crew – Captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker), First Mate Owen (Chris Hemsworth), Second Mate Matthew (Cillian Murphy), and cabin boy Thomas (Tom Holland) – their whaling voyage and the disaster that followed, is well-known. But that’s only half the story.

Beginning in 1850, the film opens with novelist Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) visiting an innkeeper, an older Thomas (Brendan Gleeson), seeking the true story of the Essex and the mythical monster that took it down. Telling the story for the first time, Thomas reveals his encounter of a mammoth-sized monster with a human sense of vengeance, and the harrowing aftermath that followed as the crew is pushed to their limits braving storms, starvation, and despair.


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Film Review: Rush


Directed by Ron Howard, Rush is a biographical action film that tells the exhilarating true story of the merciless rivalry between two Formula One drivers – the charming and charismatic Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and the Austrian statistics-obsessed Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Centred around the 1976 season, Rush follows these drivers on and off the track, taking us into their personal lives and along the track they road which ultimately reached the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory or margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.

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