Film Reviews

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaugn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer Director: Mel Gibson Mel Gibson directs this true story of a man, Desmond Doss (Garfield), who signed up to fight in WWII, but who could not carry a gun under religious principles. It's a remarkable story, as the first half we see how hard… Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Raging Bull (1980)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci Director: Martin Scorsese The true story of Jake La Motta, a boxer whose personal life derailed his professional one. His life goes from contender to washed up has been. A truly violent figure, whose weight balloons and who isn't afraid to turn on anyone in a jealous… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Raging Bull (1980)

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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)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Natural Born Killers (1994)

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliet Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Robert Downy Jr Director: Oliver Stone This slick and stylish film was based on a story by Tarantino and was quite controversial on it's release, though the MTV generation related to it. It's the story of a couple who go on a murder spree across… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Natural Born Killers (1994)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Videodrome (1983)

Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry,Sonja Smits Director: David Cronenberg I found this one a bit of a hard watch, and I think that with Cronenberg films, that's kind of the point. Her certainly does shake you up, shock you and make you think. Though perhaps this isn't always a good thing. Known as the "body… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Videodrome (1983)

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Preview: War On Everyone (2016)

Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Theo James, Tessa Thompson Director: John Michael McDonagh Two cops in Albuquerque coast their way through life using bribery, corruption and violence to get what they want. With their lassez faire, no holds barred attitude, they're on their chiefs last nerve, but when they start pulling a thread to find… Continue reading Preview: War On Everyone (2016)

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Preview: The Purge Election Year

Starring: Elizabeth Mitchell, Frank Grillo Director: James DeMonaco You'd be forgiven for rejecting this entry into the franchise as being a further cash in, but there's something about this film that kind of struck me. In this chapter, a US senator wants to make political moves to abolish the Purge, having lost her family to… Continue reading Preview: The Purge Election Year

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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.Β It's a passionate film, with excellent performances from all the leads, who… Continue reading Straight Outta Compton (2015)