Tag Archives: Adam McKay

1917 (2019): New Official Trailer From Sam Mendes, Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, GEORGE MACKAY, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth…

1917 (2019), Dean-Charles Chapman, Universal Pictures
1917 (2019), Dean-Charles Chapman, Universal Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of 1917 (2019).

Did I already say that I’m over the moon that Sam Mendes is back? He’s already directed at least two of my all time favourite movies. And now a film about two young British soldiers (Dean-Charles Chapman and George McKay) tasked with a seemingly impossible mission.

Additional key cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott…

I’m excited for this story of sibling love and a desperate race against time. I can’t wait for all the beautiful shots that are synonymous with Mendes films .

It’s highly likely I’ll be hugely moved. I mean… I may or may not have already let a few tears escape while watching this trailer.

Anson Boon, Gerran Howell, Daniel Mays, Robert Maaser, Adrian Scarborough, Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Teresa Mahoney, and Justin Edwards also star.

1917 Release Dates: December 25th, 2019 (US); January 10th, 2020 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving


THE BIG SHORT (2015): For The Entertaining Dialogue & Great Performances

The Big Short (2015), Steve Carell
The Big Short (2015), Steve Carell

You’d think that trying to wrap my ‘non-numbers oriented’ head around the financial market speak of The Big Short might be the hardest thing about the movie. That would be incorrect. I’m afraid having to endure the musical tastes of Michael Burry, Christian Bale’s eccentric character proved far more challenging.

Burry’s penchant for heavy metal aside, the story about the men who saw the credit and housing bubble collapse coming – and proceeded to profit from it is one I enjoyed quite a bit. The narrative structure, dialogue, pace, editing and performances all came together beautifully. Steve Carell was particularly entertaining as Mark Baum. A performance I see as a great follow-up to his notable work in Foxcatcher (2014).

Like The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013), the Wall Street setting of the The Big Short, is very much a boys club and from such situations often come the opportunity for rather entertaining banter, hence my appreciation for the film’s dialogue.

Director, Adam McKay’s film didn’t teach me anything new in terms of how the world works. What it did do is remind me that it pays to have a good understanding of the reality of the bank’s priorities and what that can come to mean for the average person.

Some people have called The Big Short depressing. The reality the film deals with isn’t the kind of news that’ll make your day. However, there’s humour here and the information within the movie, plus its creative execution makes the experience worthwhile.

The Big Short is based on a book of the same name by Michael Lewis. Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale are the main stars.

Happy Film Loving 🙂



THE BIG SHORT (2016): New Trailer Starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale & Brad Pitt

The Big Short (2016), Ryan Gosling
The Big Short (2016), Ryan Gosling

Set just before the most recent financial crisis, director Adam McKay’s latest film features some very reliable Hollywood leading actors…

The brilliant cast includes Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Gosling, and Karen Gillan.

Release Date (s): 2016, full dates to be confirmed.

Happy The Big Short 🙂