Review: Divergent (2014)

Divergent

The current obsession with YA franchises continues with Divergent, an adaptation of the first instalment in Veronica Roth’s best-selling trilogy that’s less Hunger Games and more Twilight. Set in what’s left of a post-apocalyptic Chicago where people are divided into factions – Abnegation (the selfless), Erudite (the smart), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful) and Candor (the honest) – based on human virtues, Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) discovers she’s Divergent, and so doesn’t fit into one set faction. Continue reading “Review: Divergent (2014)”

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Review: Hope Springs (2012)

Middle-aged couple Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) have been married for thirty one years. Their relationship, however, is in a state of complete disarray, to the point where they’re sleeping in separate rooms and routine has become the only thing keeping them together. When Kay reaches breaking point, the couple embark upon an intense marriage counselling excursion that, despite Arnold’s initial opposition, may be the only hope they Continue reading “Review: Hope Springs (2012)”