The Light Between Oceans is a sweeping and at times weepy drama, based on the 2012 Australian book of the same name by M.L. Stedman, her debut novel. This post-World War I story focuses on a lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Alicia Vikander) who rescue and then raise a baby they discover adrift in a rowing boat. The lighthouse provides safety and solace to all, though this disappears when the family is recalled to the mainland. (more…)
- Director – Ridley Scott
- Starring – Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender
- Written By – John Spaihts and Damon Lindelof
- Year – 2012
- Length – 124 mins
At the start of the summer, I decided this was going to be the summer of expectation management. There was so much promise and potential to look forward to, but I couldn’t shake the underlying fear that when it was all over I would be left feeling a tad disappointed. However, we got off to a good start with films like The Hunger Games, The Avengers and Iron Sky all arriving on the back of significant levels of marketing which successfully fed the already heightened levels of anticipation. Luckily, two out three have lived up to the hype, while one felt a little bit too stretched. That’s not a bad percentage. Next up was the big one though: Prometheus.
Right from the off, I think it is worth saying I thought Prometheus was fantastic and probably the best film I have seen so far this year. It is an epic piece of film-making, during which Director Ridley Scott takes us on a gloriously mesmerizing journey following the crew of the spaceship USS Prometheus as they travel in pursuit of the answer to the ultimate question: Where do we come from? (more…)