Film Reviews

1408 (2007)

Starring: John Cusak, Samuel L Jackson, Director: Mikael Hafstrom Mike Enslin (Cusak) is a popular writer of books about haunted places. He goes, visits, and sarcastically debunks them. When an anonymous suggestion to visit a particular hotel room reaches him, Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel, he decides to check it out. But the hotel… Continue reading 1408 (2007)

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Starring: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts I remember being a little kid and my Dad putting on the original King Kong from the 30's to watch with me and my brother. There are certain scenes of that film that remain embedded in my mind, but the… Continue reading Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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I Am Not Your Negro – Review

There are quite a few films coming out about race in America right now. Although quite a few of them are really good, and very moving, I think this is perhaps the most powerful, intense and confronting of them all. I walked out of the cinema feeling a bit emotional and shaken. And that’s exactly as it should be.

I Am Not Your Negro was one of the nominees this year for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category. Narrated by the warm tones of Samuel L Jackson, it is based on an unpublished and unfinished book written by James Baldwin, about race in America, the civil rights movement, and most importantly his memories of three men who were leaders of the movement: Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Three men who were assassinated for their belief in rights for black citizens.

Stylistically, the film feels…

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Cell (2016)

Starring: John Cusak, Samuel L Jackson Director: Tod Williams Perhaps Stephen King horror movies should be their own genre? Whilst you do get fine films like The Shining, you also get amazingly random creations like Dreamcatcher (which you can read more about HERE). They often seem to attract big names, like in this film Samuel… Continue reading Cell (2016)

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105 Must See Film: Do The Right Thing (1989)

Starring: Spike Lee, John Turturro, Danny Aiello, Rosie Perez, Samuel L Jackson, Martin Lawrence Director: Spike Lee One summer in Brooklyn, as the temperature rises racial tensions flare, centring on a Italian owned pizza shop in a black neighbourhood. Mookie, played by the director Spike Lee, is the main character in a large cast that… Continue reading 105 Must See Film: Do The Right Thing (1989)

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

After a bounty hunter captures his quarry, he gets holed up and snowed in with some disreputable men in a Wyoming cabin.  Starring: Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Madsen Director: Quentin Tarantino Ugh. Tarantino. I mean he's so... self-aware. You know? He wants everyone to know it's a Tarantino… Continue reading The Hateful Eight (2015)