The Imitation Game: Movie Reviewed

STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance

DIRECTED BY: Morten Tyldum

GENRE: Biographical, Drama

SYNOPSIS: The true story of Alan Turing, a troubled genius who, despite his immense contributions to today’s society, was prosecuted for his homosexuality.

Still from 'The Imitation Game'.
Still from ‘The Imitation Game’.

MY RATING: 92/100

MY REVIEW:

Interstellar: Movie Reviewed

Still from 'Interstellar'.
Still from ‘Interstellar’.

STARRING: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn

DIRECTED BY: Christopher Nolan

GENRE: Science-Fiction

SYNOPSIS: A group of astronauts attempt to save humanity from its dire circumstances on earth, while also coping with the trauma of leave their families behind.

MY RATING: 88/100

MY REVIEW:

Grasping my thoughts on ‘Interstellar’ is no easy feat, but I’m going to try without making this review super long.

The Gift of Charms: Book Reviewed

AUTHOR: Julia Suzuki

SYNOPSIS:

'The Gift of Charms' by Julia Suzuki
‘The Gift of Charms’ by Julia Suzuki

Young dragon Yoshiko was born from a strange egg, but he doesn’t know it. Now he’s growing up and gone to Fire School, and he finds strange things start to happen to him. Can he hide them, and should he? Are there even bigger things at stake?

MY RATING: 4/5

MY REVIEW:

‘Writing is the voice of the heart’.

I was sent this copy for review by the author.

Aspire To: Politician – Full

We filmed this interview with Richard Harrington at Studio One, Hertfordshire. We used two broadcast quality cameras recording onto Atmos drives. For audio we each had a lapel microphone and then two pencil mics to pick up room ambiance. This is the full interview (35 minutes long) but if you want to watch the short one you can, here, or play the video below.

Nightcrawler: Movie Reviewed

STARRING: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Rick Garcia

Still from 'Nightcrawler'.
Still from ‘Nightcrawler’.

DIRECTED BY: Dan Gilroy

GENRE: Crime Thriller

SYNOPSIS: Eccentric Calfornian Lou Bloom is desperately searching for a job when he discovers a group of people who photograph crime scenes. Deciding this is the profession for him, Lou starts up and becomes good at it. Then he becomes better at it. Then he becomes too good at it…

MY REVIEW:

The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black: Book Reviewed

'The Iron Trial' by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.
‘The Iron Trial’ by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.

BOOK SYNOPSIS:

Callum Hunt has been taught all his life never to trust a Mage. His father has told him time and time again that beyond the gates of the Magisterium, the magic school most kids would do anything to get into, lies certain death. He’s tested to get into the school with every intention of failing, but he finds that he can’t get away from magic that easily…

MY REVIEW:

They all yelled in excitement. Tamarac yelled because she was happy. Aaron yelled because he liked it when other people were happy, and Call yelled because he was sure they were going to die’.