Meher, a fourteen year old (name changed for confidentiality purposes) had been wanting a bicycle for her birthday. However, knowing that her parents could not afford one, she never asked. So imagine her delight when her neighbour gifted her one on that day. Meher was overjoyed and kept asking her neighbour how she could possibly […]

Film Review: A Monster Calls

Based on the 2011 novel by Patrick Ness — and centred around the original idea of Siobhan Dowd as she herself was dying of cancer —  A Monster Calls is an unusual tale of 12-year-old Conor O’ Malley (Lewis MacDougall), who, as the voice-over informs us in the beginning, is ‘too old to be a […]

Film Review: Passengers

Apparently set in the distant future, the starship Avalon is on a 120-year journey to ‘Homestead 2’ – a distant colony planet of Earth. During the voyage, due to a systems failure, passenger Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) wakes up from his hibernation within 30 years, 90 years too early. The 5000 passengers and 258 crew […]