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Review: Locke

Review: Locke

                          Director/ Writer: Steven Knight Starring: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Tom Holland, Olivia Colman, Ben Daniels Synopsis: As Ivan Locke (Hardy) leaves work one night he begins travelling the M6, on his way to London where he makes a handful of calls fundamental...

Review: Million Dollar Arm

Review: Million Dollar Arm

Director: Craig Gillespie Writer: Thomas McCarthy Starring: Jon Hamm, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma, Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Pitobash, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton Synopsis: J.B (Hamm), a sports agent losing his skills and business decides to unconventionally scout Indian cricket pitchers for Major League Baseball. When Disney tries its efforts with true stories it...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Two Days, One Night [Deux Jours, une Nuit]

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Two Days, One Night [Deux Jours, une Nuit]

Coming in slightly late, this was my reaction to Two Days, One Night at the 67th Cannes Film Festival: Directors/Writers: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry Synopsis: Sandra (Cotillard) has two days to convince her work colleagues that they should give up their bonuses in order for her...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Rover

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Rover

Coming in slightly late, this was my reaction to The Rover at the 67th Cannes Film Festival: Director/Writer: David Michôd Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Tawanda Manyimo, David Field Synopsis: A loner travelling among the ruins of an economically damaged society makes it his mission to track down the criminals who have stolen his car...

Review: Boyhood – “A genuinely unique and game-changing piece of cinema.”

Review: Boyhood – “A genuinely unique and game-changing piece of cinema.”

Director/Writer: Richard Linklater Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Marco Perella Synopsis: Starting its study with Mason (Coltrane) aged 5, Boyhood takes us up to Mason aged 18 to show the journey of youth to young adult. Richard Linklater’s eclectic filmography is regularly tied together by the auteur’s emphasis...

Review: Cuban Fury

Review: Cuban Fury

Director: James Griffiths Writer: Jon Brown Starring: Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane, Olivia Coleman, Kayvan Novak, Rory Kinnear Synopsis: Back in 1987, at age 13, Bruce Garrett (Frost) was one of the best young salsa dancers. Then, sadly, an attack from bullies deters his ambition and love for salsa – 25 years later he’s an average...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Run

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Run

Director/Writer: Philippe Lacôte Starring: Abdoul Karim Konaté, Isaach De Bankolé, Reine Sali Coulibaly, Alexandre Desane, Rasmane Ouedraogo Synopsis: After killing the Prime Minister of his country, Run (Konaté) is having to escape the city. As he flees, we move into flashbacks to show how he got to where he was. Out of the many boons from seeing films at...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Saint Laurent

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Saint Laurent

Director: Betrand Bonello Writers: Thomas Bidegain, Betrand Bonello Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel, Amira Casar, Jérémie Renier, Helmut Berger, Brady Corbet, Léa Seydoux Synopsis: Spanning a decade of Yves Saint Laurent’s (Uliel) life – at the peak of his fame, and the slight downfall through drink and drugs – along with flashes forward to his...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Homesman

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Homesman

Director: Tommy Lee Jones Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley A. Oliver Starring: Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner, Jesse Plemons, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld Synopsis: An unmarried famer (Swank) volunteers to take three insane women back...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Director/ Writer: Ned Benson Starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Ciaran Hinds Synopsis: The story of a recently-split couple, living in New York trying to get over the trauma that broke them up, which still haunts them. It is destined that for the many reviews of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby...