Mini Film Reviews Volume 61

Starfish (2016)

“Starfish” tells the story of a couple whose love is tested to its limit after their perfect life falls apart in a single moment. Firstly I really wanted to like this and it has got a brilliant story plus I thought I can connect to this film, but unfortunately it feel like it made for television and it hard to care with these characters, it is too sentimental and it feels rather forced and for me personally it didn’t work.

Spirit Untamed

Lucky Prescott’s life is changed forever when she moves from her home in the city to a small frontier town and befriends a wild mustang named Spirit. It is one of those film that has got potential and it is a well meaning film, it definitely lacking that magic and it lacking the charm plus this isn’t laugh out loud funny, it is such a shame as I wanted to like this film but with those flaws this isn’t quite there with this film.


A young girl discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of Slumberland, and with the help of an eccentric outlaw, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again. Gorgeous looking film with stunning scenery and the main lead is likeable, it has got an easy to follow story and the visual is outstanding, for me personally the chemistry between Marlow Barkley and Jason Momoa isn’t quite there and the villain isn’t memorable, it lacking a bit of emotional impact but despite that it still watchable.


The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The acting in this film is absolutely amazing and the musical set pieces is outstanding plus that what made this film just good, for me personally it just skim the surface of Elvis Presley career and you didn’t learn anything new, the pacing is wrong as it is rather overlong and there is some emotional aspect, it still a fascinating watch and overall it is a well – made film.

Luther: The Fallen Sun

Brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorising London. Too be honest with you I was surprised with this film and I didn’t expected to like this film, the story is there and it got a memorable villain and the pacing is perfect and it does hold your interest, the only thing is the violence can overshadowed this film just a little bit but despite that this film is definitely memorable from start to finish.


Before she becomes Cruella De Vil, teenage Estella has a dream. She wishes to become a fashion designer, having been gifted with talent, innovation, and ambition all in equal measures. Everything about this film certainly ticked all the boxes as it got an likeable lead and the characters are great, it certainly have got an emotional aspect as it work really well and it try to be something different which I admire, the midsection falters just a little bit but despite that it is an enjoyable and heartfelt film.

2 thoughts on “Mini Film Reviews Volume 61

  1. You will definitely like Luther as it got a good story plus you are a massive fan of Tom Hanks, just like me really, I was surprised too with Cruella and by the end of the film I actually really enjoyed it


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