Film Reviews

Southern Fury (aka Arsenal) (2017)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Adrian Grenier, Johnathan Schaech Director: Steven C Miller This is a random film. Personally, I'll watch anything that Nicolas Cage stars in. He's either absolutely brilliant or bat shit crazy (he's the second one in this film). That's why we're talking about this film. Here he's in fine form as… Continue reading Southern Fury (aka Arsenal) (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Enter The Dragon (1973)

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly Director: Robert Clouse The mother of all martial arts movies, this one was the first that broke into the mainstream for Bruce Lee, and shows of his incredible charisma and energy. Lee is tasked with entering a tournament on a mysterious bad guy's island in an effort to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Enter The Dragon (1973)

Film Reviews

Uncertain (2016)

by Hermione Flavia 

I’m not always a huge fan of documentaries. I like the cinematic imagery of the bigger budget films, I’m shallow like that. But I do love the kind of insight you get into other places and lives, bigger truths, that you sometimes get in a decent documentary, as long as they’re not preaching at you. (I’m shallow like that too) What I love about Uncertain is that although it’s a documentary, it has beautiful imagery, it’s a very cinematic film. It’s very accessible and very entertaining.

Image result for uncertain filmUncertain is a film about a tiny place, a small town on the border of Texas and Louisiana, with a population of only 94 people. It’s a place that often doesn’t appear on maps, and that people tend to only stumble across if they’re lost, or if they’re trying to hide or run from something. It explores the lives and stories…

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Film Reviews

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)

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Films: Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Starring: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, William Burroughs Director: Gus Van Sant They're very healthy looking for a drug addicted couple, aren't they? Matt Dillon plays Bob, the head of a dysfunctional group who consider themselves family. His wife (Lynch) and another couple are along for the ride, whilst Bob makes decisions about who… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Films: Requiem For A Dream (2000)

Starring: Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Ellen Burstyn Director: Darren Aronofsky Dynamic, original, violent and bleak. This film tells the story of four people whose lives are intertwined, who all end up addicted to the drugs that they thought would change their lives for the better. Instead, they are all destroyed. Harry Goldfarb (Leto),… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Requiem For A Dream (2000)

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Films: Superfly (1972)

Starring: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier Director: Gordon Parks Jr Blaxploitation films were big in the 70's, and none more so than this classic example. Priest is a smooth, well dressed cocaine dealer who realises that there's no future for him in his current life and plans one last score to end them all, so… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Superfly (1972)

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Triple 9 (2016)

Starring: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet Director: John Hillcoat An entertaining action flick, where right and wrong feel like murky concepts, Triple 9 follows a group of robbers, some of whom are corrupt police. When they complete a job foisted on them by a gang who… Continue reading Triple 9 (2016)

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105 Must See Films: The French Connection (1970)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider Director: William Friedkin Popeye Doyle (Hackman) and his partner Buddy Russo (Scheider) are two New York Narcotics cops on the trail of a big bust, but with a past job that went bad, and little evidence, that have to do everything they can to prove that they can get their… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The French Connection (1970)

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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Neil Brown Jr, Jason Mitchell, Aldis Hodge Director: F Gary Gray Energetic and powerful, this film tells the story of the hip hop group NWA, from their inception to huge fame, and on into their subsequent solo success. It's a passionate film, with excellent performances from all the leads, who… Continue reading Straight Outta Compton (2015)