It’s Not Easy Being a Teen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 22 December 2021 > What's On

If Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age film Licorice Pizza feels much more real than many films about teenagers, there’s a good reason: it was a project Anderson dreamed up in lockdown. When it was still impossible to do a COVID-compliant shoot, he roped in his kids’ friends and his friends’ kids to make a film about … Continue reading “It’s Not Easy Being a Teen”

Eternals: A Team is Born

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 November 2021 > What's On

The expanse of the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline is about to get much wider with the arrival of Eternals, whose storyline will span thousands of years. Directed by Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Eternals is visually distinct from many other Marvel films and Zhao’s soft touch has elevated the film beyond what is traditionally expected of superhero … Continue reading “Eternals: A Team is Born”

Back to the Dune: Denis Villeneuve’s latest movie

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 15 September 2021 > What's On

Denis Villeneuve’s latest movie, Dune, is one of the most anticipated upcoming films. Dune is an epic space opera film and the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. The film covers about the first half of the book.   An impressive cast Oscar Isaac is Duke Leto and Zendaya is Chani, … Continue reading “Back to the Dune: Denis Villeneuve’s latest movie”

Brothers Out-laws…

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 08 October 2018 > What's On

Well known for slow-burn, humanistic character study films, who would have thought that for his English-language debut, Jacques Audiard would have chosen one of the most characteristically American of genres, the Western? Adapted by Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain from Patrick deWitt’s 2011 novel, The Sisters Brothers reinvents the Western in a sensitive story about … Continue reading “Brothers Out-laws…”

Born Again

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 October 2018 > What's On

A Star is Born stars Bradley Cooper and music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major film. Cooper makes his directorial debut with this third remake of a classic Tinseltown story. In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper (“Very Bad Trip “, “Happiness Therapy”, “American Sniper”, “American … Continue reading “Born Again”

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 12 September 2018 > What's On

Mickey Mouse is going to turn 90 in November 2018 and for his age he still looks pretty active! Mickey Mouse is one of the world’s most universally recognized personalities. The little big-eared mouse appeared into our lives on November 18, 1928, in the animated black-and-white film short “Steamboat Willie” that premiered at the Colony … Continue reading “Happy Birthday Mickey!”

It is the King!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 29 August 2017 > What's On

Stephen King is the prolific author of suspense, horror, sci-fi and fantasy books like Carrie, The Shining and The Stand. He has seen his work adapted into movies, TV shows and even comic books. In August, The Mist TV series was launched on Netflix and Dark Tower hit cinemas. A new version of It will … Continue reading “It is the King!”

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2016 > Webpicks

Tim Burton’s latest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is based on the best selling American novel by Ransom Riggs. The overriding message of the story is one that fits well into any classroom full of teenagers: be different, don’t feel you have to conform to artificial norms, and respect others for their differences. … Continue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Webpicks”

Tim Burton: Gloriously Peculiar

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2016 > What's On

Tim Burton’s latest film is being hailed as his best in twenty years. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children could have been written for the director who has always had a fascination for misfits, from Edward Scissorhands to Ed Wood or Corpse Bride. The film is based on the best selling American novel by Ransom … Continue reading “Tim Burton: Gloriously Peculiar”