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Live By Night

Live By Night

Directed by: Ben Affleck Written by: Ben Affleck (screenplay, adapted) Dennis Lehane (novel) Cast: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Messina, Chris Cooper, Sienna Miller Swift shot: I have never heard of Joe Coughlin, but after I watched Live By Night, I went home and researched all about him. I was hoping he was a real figure from […]

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Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Brutal Directed by: Gareth Edwards Written by: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, John Knoll, Gary Whitta Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn Swift shot: As the first true standalone film to take place within canonical Star Wars, Rogue One does not disappoint and sets the bar bloody high! If Disney can make a war film this […]

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doctor strange

Doctor Strange

“Mysticism is not the absence of reality, but the presence of more reality than we can comprehend.” – Scott Derrickson Directed by: Scott Derrickson Written by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen Swift shot: I’ve always admired Dr. Strange books from afar. I […]

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

“So far, so good…” Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Written by: Richard Wenk, Nic Pizzolatto Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Haley Bennett, Vincent D’Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard Swift shot: Several times throughout The Magnificent Seven I found myself conjuring up my favorite quote by Thomas Babington Macaulay, “To every man upon this earth, death cometh soon or late. And […]

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