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Just Mercy (2020) Review

Just Mercy (2020) Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Screenwriters: Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham Starring: Micheal B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rafe Spall, Tim Blake Nelson Based on the memoir of Bryan Steveson (Jordan), Just Mercy tells the tale of Steveson’s work with men on death row, and specifically the case Walter ‘Johnny D’ […]

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Kickboxer (1989) Snapshot Review

Kickboxer (1989) Director:  Mark DiSalle, David Worth Screenwriters:  Mark DisSalle, Glenn A. Bruce, Jean-Claude Van Damme Starring:  Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi, Haskell V. Anderson III, Rochelle Ashana Plot: Amateur fighter Kurt Sloane must avenge his crippled brother by defeating his attacker and Muay Thai champion, Tong Po. There are a few

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Tomb Raider 2018 Movie Review

Tomb Raider (2018) Snapshot Review

Tomb Raider (2018) Director: Roar Uthaug Screenwriters: Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons. Starring: Alicia Vikander, Maisy De Freitas, Emily Carey, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Nick Frost, Jaime Winstone, Hannah John-Kamen, Antonio Aakeel, Duncan Airlie James. Plot: When the young Lara Croft finds her missing father’s research on Himiko, an

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Darkest Hour Movie Review 2018

Darkest Hour (2018) Review

Darkest Hour (2018) Director: Joe Wright Screenwriter: Anthony McCarten Starring: Gary Oldman, Stephen Dillane, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Ronald Pickup, Kristin Scott Thomas Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, the tale of Winston Churchill’s fateful two weeks between becoming prime minister and overseeing the actions of Dunkirk, is a film plighted by obvious screenwriting techniques, distracting visual choices and

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Peter Mullan in 'Edith' (2016) short film by Christian Cooke

Edith (2016) Short Film Review

Edith (2016) Director: Christian Cooke Screenwriter: Ray Robinson Starring: Peter Mullan, Michelle Fairley Christian Cooke’s sombre short film about an ageing man’s confrontation with great personal loss is a terrifically well orchestrated collection of talented people hitting the ball out of the park with their contributions across the board, and is an emotionally stirring 15

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The Fate of the Furious (2017) Review

The Fate of the Furious (2017) Review

The Fate of the Furious (2017) Director: F. Gary Gray Screenwriter: Chris Morgan Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Helen Mirren, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham. Warning: Minor Spoilers The family is back, and with 7 movies under their belt and nearly $4billion in

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The Great Gatsby (2013) Review

The Great Gatsby (2013) Review

The Great Gatsby (2013) Director: Baz Luhrmann Cast:  Leonardo di Caprio,  Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Emily Foreman, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher Plot:  In the Roaring Twenties, the golden life of the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and the hope of a promising future as a writer attract the young and naive Nick Carraway, who

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Fate (2016) Short Film Review

Fate (2016) Short Film Review

Fate (2016) Director: Chris Hallas Screenwriter: Chris Hallas Starring: Tom Loone, Claire Marlein Fate (2016), directed by Chris Hallas, is an interesting take on modern society’s affliction with technology and our culture of sharing, which aims to blend the potentially romantic aspects of our modernity with the ultimately dangerous aspects, creating a well constructed cautionary tale

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1984 (1984) Review

1984 (1984) Review

Director: Michael Radford Screenwriter: Michael Radford Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Gregor Fisher, Cyril Cusack Plot: An adaption of George Orwell’s terrifying vision of a totalitarian future, in which even falling in love is illegal. After Donald Trump’s Inauguration in January, George Orwell’s novel found itself at the top of Amazon’s US bestseller

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Spirit of ’45 (2013) Review

Spirit of ’45 (2013) Review

Spirit of ’45 (2013) Director: Ken Loach Screenwriter: Ken Loach Summary: A look back on Labour’s landslide election victory in 1945, and how it’s fulfilment of its socialist manifesto irrevocably changed the live’s of the ordinary working people on the UK: as told by those who witnessed it. Never again. Never again shall we let

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