Category Archives: OGR Recommends

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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Spring (Review)

After a week no young man should have to experience, Evan finds himself at a crossroads, with no parents, no job and unwanted police attention emanating from a drunken encounter. In an act borne of desperation Evan buys a ticket … Continue reading

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Review)

The New Zealand sense of self effacing humour introduced by Flight of the Conchords is in full effect in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, there is some pretty heavy fat shaming imposed upon a young boy in the early stages of … Continue reading

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Hyena (Review)

Michael is a London cop who like a beer and a laugh despite living neck deep in violence and depravity. He knows that boys will be boys, and in the Turkish district he polices a little crime is expected. But … Continue reading

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Don’t Breathe (Review)

There are three of them. A streetwise gangsta, Roxanne (Jane Levy) his damaged girlfriend, the unremarkable nice guy that would have her if only she would realise it. They perform burglaries and fence the ill gotten gains. This is the … Continue reading

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Jason Bourne (Review)

As Jason Bourne opens our titular sensibly dressed hero is Rambo-ing it by engaging in no holds barred fights for money somewhere in Europe. Not the best way to remain off the grid in this world of viral videos and … Continue reading

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Green Room (Review)

The Ain’t Rights are a punk band with the best intentions. They will do whatever it takes to make it, short of selling out. Because selling out is bad. But no selling out means 2 minute noodles,  sleeping in vans … Continue reading

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The Jungle Book 2016 (Review)

I might cut to the chase early and say that The Jungle Book deserves all of the kudos and success. This is an excellent family film with undeniable rewatchability. Helmed expertly by Jon Favreau this is the rare remake that … Continue reading

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The Thin Red Line (Review)

I am too much of an amateur hack to give such serious subject matter the respect it deserves, and too smart to make silly juvenile jokes about an arena full of death and sacrifice. So this will be a short … Continue reading

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