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Review: The Two Faces of January

Review: The Two Faces of January

Director/Writer: Hossein Amini Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Daisy Bevan Synopsis: A con man (Isaac), trying to play a married couple (Mortensen and Dunst), gets heavily involved with his new found friends when the husband kills a private detective. The rarity of classic filmmaking is a crying shame for contemporary cinema....

Review: A Most Wanted Man

Review: A Most Wanted Man

Director: Anton Corbijn Writer: Andrew Bovell Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Homayoun Ershadi, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl Synopsis: Günther Bachmann (Hoffman), an espionage agent in Hamburg, tries to fend off American CIA and German police in order to investigate a Chechen immigrant (Dobrygin ) with...

Review: Pride – “One of the best British films released in the last decade”

Review: Pride – “One of the best British films released in the last decade”

Much like the megaphone van logo, and the protagonists’ bold personalities, Pride is a film deservedly making noise. Not only is it one of the best British films released in the last decade, it shows us an unbelievable – yet true – story of a band of lesbian and gay activists willing to donate their time and efforts to help miner unionists...

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...