Reviews

Zodiac (2007)

There are crime films and then there are TRUE crime films. Zodiac falls into the latter category. It’s based on California’s notorious Zodiac killings, in which the killer in question took great pride in giving clues by sending letters to the press. Yet still, the cops hit brick wall after brick wall in their pursuit. “The Zodiac” was […]

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Lists

5 Great Neo-Noir Movies You Must See

Seedy underbellies, anti-heroes, plot twists and moral corruption: you can’t have a film noir without these can you? These highly-stylised crime dramas, which grew out of the 1940s “classic period”, are still alive today, thanks to some creative directors. To clear up any misconceptions, neo-noir is contemporary film noir, with updated themes and content, but […]

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5 Great Movies From The 2000s That No One Talks About

Not all great movies are blockbuster hits. Unfortunately, many really good films slip through the cracks and get forgotten about. This decade of cinema is remembered for big names like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Dark Knight, but what about the underdogs? You can forget the popcorn with the list you’re about to read […]

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Reviews

Okja (2017): This Netflix Movie is a Huge Entertainer

Just your everyday film about a young girl (Ahn Seo-Hyun) who risks her life to save a giant pig named Okja, from the Miranda Corporation. Lead by CEO Lucy (Tilda Swinton), the company plan to slaughter it to feed a hungry population. Okja, a genetically-modified mammal, is one of 26 ‘super pigs’ spread around the world […]

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Reviews

Enemy (2013) – Jake Gyllenhaal Sees Double

One word: complicated. Enemy is the kind of film you have to see more than once. For me, a film that is hard to grasp makes it all the more intriguing. I’m a sucker for mind-boggling, complex movies and Enemy certainly is that. This film, I guess, is a surrealist thriller about doppelgangers discovering their mutual existence. Jake […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

Donnie Darko (2001)

True classics never get old! It was the turn of the millennia when Richard Kelly created sci-fi drama Donnie Darko, which boasts one of the most complex and compelling stories of this century. It was also the moment cinema discovered Jake Gyllenhaal, who portrays Donnie, a schizophrenic high school kid. And his problems begin when a mysterious […]

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Reviews

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Is revenge really a dish best served cold? Nocturnal Animals seems to think so. Ford’s thrilling second feature is an artistic film, telling a dark and twisted story within a story about love and vengeance. Its three interrelated stories reflect and contrast one another, but are focused around Susan (Adams), a successful art gallery owner, who […]

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Lists

5 Of The Most Insane Actor Transformations

Certain roles require actors to undergo physical transformations to truly resemble the character or real-life person they are trying to portray. Here are five actors who have undergone the most gruelling and extreme physical changes for a movie role. Jake Gyllenhaal – Southpaw (2015) “I went into full training-camp mode and I got myself – what I […]

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5 Most Anticipated Films of Fall 2016

Cinema is always home to highly anticipated films, and as we approach the chiller months, there are still plenty to look forward to. Rouge One: A Star Wars Story and Marvel’s Doctor Strange are just two examples of the movies that many of us can’t wait to watch. Here is my rundown of the films I’m most […]

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Reviews

Source Code (2011)

A large portion of audiences don’t want to have to think too hard when they watch a film, preferring entertainment over thought-provoking subjects. There’s nothing wrong with this, but I believe sometimes, you need to branch out. Enter Source Code… This is both an enthralling and intellectually stimulating movie! Directed by Duncan Jones, Source Code is about alternate […]

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Reviews

Demolition (2016)

An investment banker, Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal) loses his wife in tragic circumstances, an experience which leaves Davis unhinged and destructive. He’s unable to grieve and his in-laws, Phil (Chris Cooper) and Margot (Polly Draper), are appalled by his alarming behaviour. Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition is an unusual depiction of the response to grief and trauma, and the […]

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