Little Fires Everywhere (2020)

Powerful performances which show character graphs for the entire ensemble cast, it makes a riveting and tense watch.

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington pack a versatile and brave punch, dealing with things in ways which get create more issues than solutions.

The younger cast are a revelation for the spectrum of emotions they effortlessly display. The problems for everyone get more intense and out of hand as the stakes get higher.

A binge-watch worthy mini-series!

The Morning Show / Morning Wars (2019)

The Morning Show, or Morning Wars as it is known in Australia and Indonesia, is so much more than one would expect!

We get a career best performance from Jennifer Aniston, a sturdy and dependable Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, and an ensemble cast which deserve every accolade.

The story is complicated. There is much more at stake than meets the eye. Power, relationships, money, the MeToo movement, bushfires, a terrible mass shooting incident make up the backdrops to many stellar moments.

Introspection, grief, anger, anguish, confidence, insecurity, pain, pent up suffering are all rolled into a hard hitting portrayal by the cast, who have written, produced and delivered an appropriate message which asks new questions and answers old ones.

A captivating watch!

Big Little Lies – Season Two (2019)

The stellar team of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, is back with the addition of the enigmatic Meryl Streep, who plays a delicate character, who is annoying, intrusive yet caring and concerned. It’s a difficult part to play but who better than her to brave it.

The principal cast is persistent on hiding what really happened at the end of Season 1, which plays out as different stresses for their characters. New truths are revealed as they navigate through their complex lives in their sleepy small town.

Excellent performances which culminate in an intense final episode.

Big Little Lies (2018)

Big Little Lies: The suspense was killing me. The plot was stifling me. Who did it?! Who was it? So many questions, with edits the speed of a race car, it keeps you guessing. Who is lying? Why are they lying? You will know soon enough. 7 episodes, with multiple story lines, all reach their conclusion and then you can finally breathe! Wonderful casting and immaculate performances by all, ranging from the 6 year old right to the adults. Worthy of a binge watch and all the awards it got.

Sing (2016)

A stellar talented cast, comprising Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson, this film is filled with a spectrum of emotions, celebrating music and voice!

Expect the unexpected! What can go wrong will go wrong! When you hit rock bottom the only way is up! Never underestimate anybody! Many such life lessons are presented in this film which has a mature approach to an animated story.

Adults and children will enjoy this film for it’s comedy, life philosophy, unpredictability and spirit of oneness and friendship.

A great way to start the year!

3.5/5