Category Archives: Worthwhile Movies

Hacksaw Ridge (Review)

Stop me if you’ve heard this before; a story of courage that permits Mel Gibson to indulge in his most violent sequences, the kind of grotesque imagery that he undoubtedly sees in his dreams that find him waking in an … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year (Review)

New York City. Circa 1980. A city experiencing its highest crime rate on record (hence the title). Abel (Oscar Isaac) and Anna Morales (Jessica Chastain) run a heating supply delivery business, one that they are striving to build a niche … Continue reading

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Arrival (Review)

Without warning they arrived, looking just like a Pink Floyd album cover. Settling near many cities across the globe, these large ‘space bananas’ hovered gently. Motionless. Benign yet ominous, like Kanye West at an awards show. As the world watched … Continue reading

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Lights Out (Review)

It likes the dark. It needs the shadows. It is the dark. It is the shadows. It took dad from the family several years ago. Now mum (Maria Bello)┬áis left a hollowed shell, reliant on daily medication and barely capable … Continue reading

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Michael Clayton (Review)

Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is no longer a lawyer. Now he is a ‘fixer’ of sorts. The man who – like The Wolf in Pulp Fiction – can be introduced to a situation and rapidly assess the best course of … Continue reading

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Run Lola, Run (Review)

It’s a simple premise; Lola must hurry across town to save her boyfriend Manni from reprisals due to a drug deal gone wrong. Lola wears green pants, a gray tank top and bright red hair. She has no car and … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon (Review)

As always with big business, it begins with cuts; cost cuts, staff cuts and short cuts. Ok for BP profit margins, bad for the safety and operate of deep sea drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. And it’s not for a second … Continue reading

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Kubo and the Two Strings (Review)

Kubo is a bright young Japanese boy who tells stories. More fables and myths actually. Assisted with his folded paper figures and a guitar he regales the local villagers with tales passed down to him by his mother, who unfortunately … Continue reading

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Hell or High Water (Review)

This will be brief. I could be even briefer and just say ‘check this film out’. Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) are brothers. Bank robbing brothers. They have one simple method and they stick to the script, taking … Continue reading

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Zodiac (Review)

Like last year’s Spotlight, Zodiac tells a story in a deliberate and procedural way without flash and bullshit – and it is all the better for it. As with Spotlight, this film concerns itself with real events, in this case … Continue reading

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