Film Reviews

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Director: Tom Ford Some people said that it was crazy that Tom Ford, the fashion designer and makeup mogul, wanted to make films too. And then he made A Single Man, and everyone sat up and took notice. Here he… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor Director: Billy Ray In any given year there are many thrillers that come out and largely, they're not very thrilling. I heard good things about this one, but it also partly seemed to go under the radar with me, so I was glad to come across it and… Continue reading Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

Film Reviews

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook Director: Paul Schrader Vivid and stylised, with hints of Cohen Brothers, Tarantino and Fear And Loathing, this film is based on a novel by Edward Bunker, a career criminal turned writer and actor. It's about as crazy and weird as you'd expect, but no less enjoyable for… Continue reading Dog Eat Dog (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: A Place In The Sun (1951)

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters Director: George Stevens George Eastman (Clift) is a poor relation who goes to work for his rich uncle. He's not immediately accepted, and has to work his way up. At which point, Alice (Winters) falls for him, and they're soon dating. But Alice is afraid that as he… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: A Place In The Sun (1951)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Wall Street (1987)

Starring: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah Director: Oliver Stone Bud Fox (Sheen) is young, ambitious and idealistic, determined to make his way up the ladder in the world of stockbroking. At the top of that ladder is Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a man who personifies 80's ideals of business and wealth, and who is finally convinced… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Wall Street (1987)

Film Reviews

Live By Night (2016)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana Director: Ben Affleck Sometimes I feel like people like to engage in a little Ben Affleck bashing. Perhaps when someone is as successful as he is, there's a sense of tall poppy syndrome, cutting down someone hoping to see them fail. The huge outcry… Continue reading Live By Night (2016)

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The Girl On The Train (2016)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson Director: Tate Taylor Three women who all have issues around babies, find themselves linked when Rachel (Blunt), an obsessive and alcoholic, thinks she might be involved in a missing persons case. Rachel is unable to have children, which drove her to drinking and drove her husband into the… Continue reading The Girl On The Train (2016)

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The Infiltrator (2016)

Starring: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt Director: Brad Furman Bryan Cranston in a film about drug dealing and money laundering... Well, you could certainly do a lot worse. It's lovely to see Cranston's career doing so well, he's a varied actor, and is able to show a dangerous and a tender side… Continue reading The Infiltrator (2016)

Film Reviews

Hell Or High Water (2016)

Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Director: David Mackenzie From the Scottish director of Starred Up comes this timely film about modern America and the American Dream. The Howard brothers are robbing local banks. One is an ex con (Foster) and a live wire, the other (Pine) is a man who stayed… Continue reading Hell Or High Water (2016)

Film Reviews

The Trust (2016)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Director: Alex Brewer, Benjamin Brewer Any film that has Nicolas Cage in it is, for me, a winner. In this film he's joined by Elijah Wood as two useless cops who discover a safe that may contain everything they need to live out their wildest dreams of wealth. Only problem… Continue reading The Trust (2016)