See it, Read it, Play it - FEBRUARY
It's always SO difficult to choose just two films to recommend each month. I'm a total film nut and there's such an abundance of amazing work lately, from the big blockbusters to smaller, even more wonderful, indie productions.
What do you think of this month's choices?
Coming up in the February edition of Aspire Magazine...
A PRIVATE WAR
UK RELEASE DATE: 1st February 2019
One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.
Written by Marie Brenner and directed by Matthew Heineman, A Private War follows Colvin’s incredible life, work and mission to show the true cost of war. Academy Award Nominee, Rosamund Pike stars as Marie Colvin, alongside Jamie Dornan as renowned war photographer, Paul Conroy. Co-starring Stanley Tucci and Tom Hollander.
ON THE BASIS OF SEX
UK RELEASE DATE: 8th February 2019
Academy Award Nominee, Felicity Jones stars as the legendary Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Enhanced by today’s political state, this powerful film - written by Daniel Stiepleman and directed by Mimi Leder - follows her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Co-starring Armie Hammer, Kathy Bates and Justin Theroux
MORE MUST SEE MOVIES THIS MONTH: Boy Erased, Green Book, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
GREAT FOR THE KIDS: The Kid Who Could Be King, How To Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World.
A Short History of Nearly Everything
By Bill Bryson.
This month’s recommendation come from Aspire’s designer, Alan Garland.
Deviating from the author’s usual genre (travel), A Short History of Nearly Everything, by American author Bill Bryson, is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals to the general public. selling over 300,000 copies, it was one of the bestselling popular science books of 2005 in the United Kingdom. In it, he explores time from the Big Bang to the discovery of quantum mechanics, via evolution and geology.
TOAST TO OUR DIFFERENCES
The increasing popular English Drum and Bass band, Rudimental have announced the details for their upcoming album Toast To Our Differences. Set to be released 25th January 2019, the band’s third studio album is sure to be another hit, the tracklist shows the sort of clout they have gathered since breaking out in 2012, with features alongside Jess Glynne, Major Lazer, Macklemore, Stefflon Don, Maleek Berry and Rita Ora.