Category Archives: OGR Recommends

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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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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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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