Category Archives: Film

The Vigilante Diaries (Review)

Ok here’s how dumb this film is; the title is ‘The Vigilante Diaries’, and the film is broken down into chapters that the filmmakers helpfully label as ‘journal entries’. … Wait, shouldn’t they be ‘diary ent-?…’ Ah forget it. The … Continue reading

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Trespass (Review)

Trespass is more evidence that director Walter Hill often had times when he opted to make ‘something’ rather than waiting for the ‘right thing’. A paint by numbers siege tale that finds two off duty firemen Vince (Bill Paxton) and … Continue reading

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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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Blair Witch 2016 (Review)

It must have been hard to justify a remake/reboot whatever of Blair Witch, the first 90s viral property that took a single idea and spun straw into box office gold. It must have been hard to find someone to rework … Continue reading

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Velvet Goldmine (Review)

At the dawning of a new decade (the 70s) and a new age in music Brian Slade is the Nu King, a flamboyant eccentric who dons non-gender specific attire and sings ultra sexual songs full of innuendo and accompanied by … 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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