Crazy Heart

You may not be ready for another film about washed-up has-been boxer/singer/wrestler/chartered accountant who rediscovers his mojo, but here it is. The has-been in question is Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges), an alcoholic but functional country music singer who’s reduced to gigging in bars and bowling alleys. Then he meets The Girl (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who inspires… Read More Crazy Heart

Precious

Precious (Gabourey Sidibe), illiterate and obese, leads a hopeless life in 1980s Harlem under the thumb of her utterly vile mother (Mo’Nique). Precious, 16, is suspended from school when found to be pregnant for the second time, but gets a place in an alternative education programme. There she discovers both self-respect and true friends among… Read More Precious