Captain Phillips (2013)

This film is relentless. The first twenty minutes or so before Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks) even gets on the ship are the only respite we have from the intense events of the hijacking. It also clocks in at just over two hours long, which isn’t overly long for a film, but left…

Frozen (2013)

Disney’s Frozen is everything it should be. They’re known for princesses, love stories, charming humor, lovable animal characters and whimsy – with all of these, their latest film succeeds. Going into it I was unsure: the trailer was just okay and my friends had expressed a similar lack of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, it’s a Disney movie and…

Nebraska (2013)

Alexander Payne‘s new film Nebraska is charming. That’s all there is to it. Okay, not all – it’s also touching, funny and completely adorable. Shot in black and white, it tells the story of aging father Woody, played by Bruce Dern, who believes he’s won $1,000,000 and resolves to get to Lincoln, Nebraska from his home…