The long delayed Gangster Squad is finally released this week, and tells the story of a squad of LA police officers who, in 1949, turned vigilante in order to run Chicago mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) out of town. Continue reading
The film follows two young graffiti artists as they try to do the impossible; tag the giant apple at Citi Field, or Shea Stadium as they call it, in New York. This has been tried many times over the past 20 years, but Sofia (Tashiana Washington) and Malcolm (Ty Hickson) believe they are the ones who will finally succeed. Continue reading
When Kyung-min (Oh Jung-se) kills his wife, he turns to his high school best friend Jung Jong-suk (Yang Ik-june) after 15 years of silence. Kyung-min does not confide in his friend, rather the two talk about a formative event in their lives and the trauma they lived through in their past. Continue reading
Beasts of the Southern Wild is the story of a young girl called Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), who lives with her father in on the fringes of society in a Louisiana area called The Bathtub. The area is populated with those who have chosen to live outside of the society around them, and they are filled with joy and wonder. As a storm approaches, however, Hushpuppy’s life is thrown into chaos with the destruction of everything that she holds dear. Continue reading
Ward (Matthew McConaughey) returns home to his Southern US hometown to try and uncover the truth about Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) and his conviction for the murder of a law enforcement official. With the help of his younger brother Jack (Zac Efron), his writing partner Yardley (David Oyelowo) and the convicted man’s lover Charlotte (Nicole Kidman), Ward digs deeper into the story, but does not always like what he finds. Continue reading
After Darkness, Light tells the story of the dissolution of a Mexican family through disconnected sequences. Continue reading
Robbie (Paul Brannigan) is a young Glasgow thug who tries to turn his life around when he narrowly avoids a custodial sentence. Robbie – whose partner is due to give birth any day – is instead sentenced to community payback and forms a strong bond with Harry, his supervisor. After a visit to a distillery piques his interesting whiskey, and old rivalries flare up again, Robbie and his new friends devise a plan that will change their lives forever. Continue reading
When Sal (Sam Reily) meets the freewheeling Dean (Garret Hedlund), he is immediately fascinated with this young man and fearless way he lives his life. Sal soon joins Sam and his 16 year old wife Mary Lou (Kirsten Stewart) as they travel across the country and live their lives as though they are about to burn out.