film reviews

Created by Taylor Sheridan, Yellowstone is a Paramount Network television series focusing on John Dutton, a powerful Montana cattle baron, played by Kevin Costner, and his dysfunctional family 
as they attempt to defend their ranch from real estate tycoons, corporations and Californian tourists. It is a series that is beautifully shot, with much of the show shot on location in Montana, and the performances are great. Costner in particular does a wonderful job portraying Dutton, the gruff patriarch of a crumbling dynasty.  

Hillbilly Elegy became insanely popular, as the public grasped for some understanding of what was happening to their democracy, rising to the top of the New York Times’ best seller list, and cementing J.D. Vance’s reputation as an “expert” on white poverty.

The Crown is an historical television series that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. Given that the monarchy is such an important part of the British identity, and that Elizabeth II has been on the throne since the early 1950s, it makes sense that films would be made about her.

The Lion King tells the story of Simba (Swahili for lion), a young lion destined to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands. However, Simba’s uncle, Scar, murders Mufasa and convinces Simba that he is responsible for his father’s death.