Reviews

Gone Baby Gone (2007), directed by Ben Affleck

Gone Baby Gone – a tale of mystery and child abductions, with Casey Affleck playing the lead. I have wanted to see this film for a long while and I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint. It’s one those films that make you consider a moral dilemma (what would have I done?). Any movie that does […]

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Reviews

The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)

Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling) makes bank robbery look like a walk in the park in The Place Beyond The Pines.  Motorcycle stuntman by trade, violent criminal by nature, Gosling’s Luke is a classic anti-hero: you root for him, but you know you shouldn’t. This tattooed, chain-smoking biker discovers he’s the father of two-year-old Jason, son of […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

Robert DiNero’s A BRONX TALE (1993)

Among the many classics of the ’90s and the various gangster films we all know and love, A Bronx Tale stands out for its powerful and thought-provoking story. It just happens to be one of the best gangster films I’ve seen. It’s a simple film, but that’s the beauty of it. Set in the 1960s, Robert DiNero […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men starts out at like a modern-day western, then it begins to look like a cape thriller, before turning into a full-blown bloodbath… which involves a psychopathic killer with a really bad haircut. I expected this film to be a majestic, artsy piece of cinema and while it certainly was that, the […]

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Reviews

Sicario (2015)

Sicario is the kind of the film that you just don’t want to end. The story, characters and immersive gun-fights had me hooked, and I would honestly pay dividends for an extended cut. Sicario is a brilliant thriller, which takes the viewer on an intense journey through Mexico, where we are aligned with FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily […]

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Reviews

Cop Car (2015)

If you think back to your childhood, there was probably a time where you found something in the woods that you thought was really cool, like an unusual object, or an old swing rope across a river. But in Watt’s film, rebellious boys Travis (Freedosn-Jackson) and Harrison (Wellford) find a cop car. Better yet, the […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

DRIVE (2011)

This is the film that introduced me to Ryan Gosling and I’ve been a fan ever since. He portrays ‘Driver’, a Hollywood stunt man by day, but a ruthless getaway driver by night. When he steps in to protect next-door neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son, from the gangsters that her husband (Oscar Isaac) […]

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British Films, Reviews

Filth (2013)

It’s a filthy job getting to the top, especially for corrupt Edinburgh cop, Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), who’s determined to secure a promotion to detective inspector. Drug-abusing and hard-drinking, he’s willing to do whatever means necessary to get what he wants. I’m always a sucker for any film starring James McAvoy. In comedy-drama Filth, adapted from […]

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Recent Movies, Reviews

Hell or High Water (2016)

You’ve seen it all before – Texas outlaws causing havoc with the cops on their tail. Hell or High Water proves that sometimes you can’t have too much of a good thing.  This film tells the story of two brothers, divorced father Toby (Chris Pine) and ex-con Tanner (Ben Foster), who go on a bank-robbing spree […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

To all the film fanatics and general movie-goers out there, if you haven’t seen Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, then you’re seriously missing out on one of the greatest pieces of filmmaking ever. The film is about five strangers who assemble to pull off a diamond heist, but things don’t go according to plan. One of the men […]

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Reviews

Looper (2012)

The best thing about the sci-fi genre is that there’s an infinite amount of room for creativity and innovative ideas. Rian Johnson’s Looper is a science fiction crime thriller, with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, playing older and younger versions of the same character. The film depicts that time travel is invented by 2074, and is […]

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