In The Heart Of The Sea (2015 USA)

Unfairly labelled a flop because it didn’t generate enough moolah at the box office, but in this day and age that’s probably a sign of quality. A dramatization of the true events that inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel “Moby Dick”. In 1820 the whaling ship Essex sets sail from Nantucket, Massachusetts. After a largely fruitless search in the Atlantic she heads for the west coast of South America. There she hears about rich whaling grounds several hundred miles west. After reaching the whaling grounds she is attacked and sunk by a massive white sperm whale. The crew take to the boats in what will be an epic struggle for survival.  [Read more…]

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ANGELS AND DEMONS (2010 USA) Film Review

Angels and DemonsThe sense of urgency is what makes this film flow. Tom Hanks goes on his little spiels but each one has a reason. Scooped up late one evening and jetted off to the Vatican, Robert Langdon again finds himself in danger adjacent to history, religion and ancient lore. This is a superior follow up to the ludicrous Da Vinci Code. [Read more…]

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