Category Archives: OGR Recommends

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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The Nice Guys (Review)

After the spectacular death of a porn star everyone is looking for Amelia. They all have their motivations for doing so and their plans for what they will do once they find her Initially reluctant peers Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) … Continue reading

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St. Vincent (Review)

When Vin’s (Bill Murray) life got too hard he stopped pushing up hill and started pushing back. Rather than hope for the future, Vin lives only in the ‘now’. Instant gratification comes from drinking, hookers and gambling, and from telling … Continue reading

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Lake Placid (Review)

Lake Placid gets it. It knows that the creature – in this instance a crocodile – and the kills are secondary. It knows no-one is going to win an award out of this. It knows that being simple can work, … Continue reading

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The Big Short (Review)

Despite every second economist proclaiming to one and all that they say the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) coming as 2008 neared, the reality is that almost all of them are full of shit. Where The Wolf of Wall Street sought … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Ladder (Review)

In Vietnam, Jacob (Tim Robbins) was subjected to arduous conditions, untold levels of stress and tension. As part of a small platoon who found themselves gassed, attacked and ultimately bayoneted, Jacob was found bloodied at the scene as others around … Continue reading

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Spotlight (Review)

Spotlight the movie has a lot in common with the Boston based investigative reporting team that it depicts. It eschews flash and flair in favour of hard work and facts. The miscellaneous detritus is also ignored so that more time … Continue reading

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Creed (Review)

Fake fights are a million times more interesting than real ones, and no one did fake fights better than Sylvester Stallone in the 80s – even though thousands have tried to replicate his cinematic pugilistic deeds. ……………. Adonis Creed (Michael … Continue reading

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