Venom (2018)

Venom is a marvel super hero with an interesting back story, possessing even more endearing and witty sides to his otherwise terrifying persona.

Tom Hardy is perfect for the title role, playing the transformation and discovery of his dilemma super cool, supported ably by Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. The action has a nice backdrop in San Francisco, with many noteworthy sequences.

The best takeaway is the banter between Venom and Tom Hardy, who keep it real.

3/5

The Greatest Showman (2017)

Hugh Jackman has a certain sincerity which is synonymous with all his performances, and this long cherished dream of his shows us every ounce of it.

Debut director Michael Gracey has made a stunning film, an original musical which has great performances from the principal cast, namely Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

The central premise is a risky venture, but isn’t every worthwhile idea a step, or many, outside our comfort zone? A noteworthy supporting cast communicates many messages; prejudice, equality, loyalty and unique individualality to name a few.

An entertaining and heart warming tale which is predictable yet endearing.

3/5