Sarah Bennett

Review: Murder on the Orient Express

By Sarah Bennett / December 1, 2017 /

  Distributor: 20th Century Fox Director: Kenneth Branagh Writers: Novel: Agatha Christie; Screenplay: Michael Green Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia, Willem Defoe, and Johnny Depp Genre:  Drama, Mystery/Suspense Rating: PG-13 When I was a spry…

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Review: Blade Runner 2049

By Sarah Bennett / October 6, 2017 /

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Denis Villeneuve Writers: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Sylvia Hoeks, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista Genre:  Sci-Fi, Thriller Rating: R I’d been anticipating this movie before it was even announced. A fan of the original film (Our Review), I knew there just had to be a…

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Lorehaven

By Sarah Bennett / August 30, 2017 /

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending Realm Makers, a writers conference for Christian speculative writers. Unicorns, Dr. Who, and deep conversations about world building are the norm. While at Realm Makers, I was surprised by an announcement from the creators of Speculative Faith and Splickety. They introduced Lorehaven, a quarterly magazine to unite the world of…

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Review: Dunkirk

By Sarah Bennett / July 24, 2017 /

Distributor: Warner Bros. Director: Christopher Nolan Writers: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh Genre:  Action, Drama, History Rating: PG-13 Christopher Nolan at the helm of a WWII drama? I’m in. Ever since seeing “Saving Private Ryan,” I gravitate to gritty war flicks. There is something about the raw emotions and graphic nature of…

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Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

By Sarah Bennett / July 24, 2017 /

Distributor: EuropaCorp. Director: Luc Besson Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay); Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières (comic book) Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure Rating: PG-13 Luc Besson wooed me early in life with “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional.” Sure, there have been some bumps since the early 1990’s, but…

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