Category Archives: Film

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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Hush (Review)

Disclaimer: I loathe films like these that peddle purpose-free nastiness. Maddie is a deaf-mute, single woman who is soon to finish her first novel. If only she can decide upon the appropriate ending. She lives alone in a secluded forest … Continue reading

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Sonatine (Review)

It’s hard for a company when one of your branches underperforms. Even harder when you’re the Yakuza, and bad PR undermines all that you’ve stolen, killed and intimidated for for so long. In a small Japanese town two yakuza gangs … Continue reading

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Showtime (Review)

Mitch (Robert de Niro) is a police ‘lifer’, a dedicated no frills detective who gets things done. As Mitch himself would say ‘it isn’t about sliding over car bonnets or firing two guns at once. It is about thorough analysis … 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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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Review)

Now that the unpleasantness of the zombie outbreak is contained to more impoverished areas, we 16th century English men and women can return to supping tea and being overly polite to each other. Somehow despite that ridiculous set up this … Continue reading

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Narcopolis (Review)

In a beige and sterile looking future London, addiction to a new drug is rife. The only people who look happy with this drab existence are those on the ads that pop up in the background of last every scene … Continue reading

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