A Quiet Place 2

Director John Krasinski puts the children front and center in the second part, which is as terrifying and intense as it’s predecessor.

The film shows us how children could evolve in the extreme environment they grew up in, and what new challenges they face in order to survive.

A much anticipated sequel, it goes past the bar set by the first one and keeps you tense in your seat throughout.

Expect anything but quiet!



Mary Poppins Returns (2019)

Mary Poppins Returns: a feel good film after a long time, a wholesome experience for all ages. Emily Blunt is charming as the lead, ably supported by the entire cast. The surprise was an appearance by Meryl Streep, who never fails to enthrall. Wonderful songs and visuals make it the perfect choice to start the year!


A Quiet Place (2018)

Thriller movies use sound as an advantage. This one uses silence, and stifles the audience in the bargain. When you control the sound of your breathing, you know a film has worked! A brilliant premise with many difficult moments, it’s a must watch and listen 😉

John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe make the perfect team to survive in the frightful and bizarre circumstances, without leaving much to the imagination.


The Girl on the Train (2016)

A film that starts off as flashes in a stupor, is filled with mysterious gaps in the story. It is natural to start guessing ‘whodunnitt’, but more importantly why did they do it?

Director Tate Taylor quickly turns tables on the why and the plot becomes even more convoluted as unknown pieces appear for the expanding jigsaw puzzle. Once they start falling into place, a disturbing narrative turns horrifying.

Emily Blunt is a fine actress, carrying the film effortlessly, navigating through complex emotional and physical states. Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson put in sincere performances, while Justin Theroux is seen as never before. The remaining cast, including Lisa Kudrow, ably support the story along its baffling and eventual shocking end.

A film which has probably done cerebral justice to a book that had a dark story to tell.


Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Tom Cruise romances the audiences into reliving his death, over and over, for this apocalyptic film. Time manipulation is quickly explained until we settle into a comfortable ‘video game like’ routine, where we watch the events unfold, desperately hoping he finds a way to move forward.

It’s an unusual set of circumstances, so either ‘you enjoy the loop’ or you curse your choice of cinema viewing. I fell in the former group, not appreciating the 3D, but liked the editing. To keep such a plot fresh and linked is not easy, but James Herbert was up to the task.

Director Doug Liman has a repertoire of work which makes this subject right up his alley. Emily Blunt is the object of Tom’s ’50 first dates’, barring the romance of course.

The aliens are menacing and the destruction is grand. Mad Eye Moody makes a cameo, a cherry on the top of this entertaining pie.