In this 15 minute spoiler-free episode, Bina007 & Amberrocks (@vokpodcast) discuss the phenomenally commercially successful Disney Pixar animated feature for kids, Zootopia. The concur that the political commentary arguably swamps the childish fun and bemoan the lack of characters to love.
A 10 minute spoiler-free review of the Oscar-nominated drama Spotlight, which takes us into the investigative unit of the Boston Globe that exposed systemic child sex abuse in the Catholic Church and its decades long cover-up. The movie stars Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Liev Schreiber. It has a running time of 130 minutes and is rated R. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com.
A 15 minute spoiler-free review of the Oscar-nominated satirical drama The Big Short, which tells the tale of how we got to the financial crash of 2008. The movie stars Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt as the handful of people who saw it coming and had the good sense to bet against it. The movie has a running time of 130 minutes and is rated R. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com.
An 13 minute spoiler-free review of the Oscar-nominated extreme man vs nature vs man drama The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The movie has a running time of 156 minutes and is rated R. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com.
An 11 minute spoiler free review of the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise. For a full spoiler-filled analysis please follow the link to the VOK podcast below. The movie has a running time of 2hrs 15 minutes and is rated 12A in the UK. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com.
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An 8 minute spoiler-free movie review of the Whitey Bulger gangster biopic starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch, Black Mass.
The movie opened in the USA earlier this year and was released in the UK and Ireland this weekend. It is rated R and has a running time of 122 minutes. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com.
An extended review of two movies starring Cate Blanchett. In Truth she stars as journalist Mary Mapes who produced a story for Dan Rathers’ 60 Minutes programme whose credibility was later questioned. In Carol, she stars as an affluent married woman who falls in love with a young girl played by Rooney Mara.
Truth is already out in the USA and is on release in the UK on March 4th 2016. Carol will be released in the USA on November 20th and in the UK on November 27th. Full written reviews can be found at http://www.bina007.com.