Film Reviews

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Review

In a small town in Missouri, Mildred (McDormand) takes out advertising on three billboards that ask the local police chief why there have been no arrests in the case of the rape and murder of her daughter. It’s a small act of defiance, and yet it has some big repercussions.

From the writer/director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh, it’s a fine return to form for a man whose films tend to have serious tones, violence and yet also humour and some heart felt moments. Taking on the subject of small town America, of incompetent police, dysfunctional family relationships and of course, the deep sadness of losing a child to violence, this film could have been a very different story in the hands of someone else. Because whilst it explores the grief of Mildred, it focuses on her strength and her ability to act, her toughness and…

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Wilson (2017)

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Isabella Amara Director: Craig Johnson A misanthropic man called Wilson is finds himself longing for connection but unable to get out of his own way, til his wife mentions that they have a kid he didn’t know about and he sets out to meet his teenage daughter who… Continue reading Wilson (2017)

Film Reviews

Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Nadine (Steinfeld) is a teen with one friend, navigating the wilds of high school and growing up. But when her best friend starts dating her brother, she starts to come unravelled. It's a drama with very witty, clever dialogue… Continue reading Edge Of Seventeen (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)

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Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine Director: John M Chu You can't be blamed, perhaps for turning your nose up at a sequel directed by the guy who did the Justin Bieber movie and Step Up 2. But I guess it's useful as a… Continue reading Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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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)