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Cinema Review – Inherent Vice

Doc (Joaquín Phoenix) is a private investigator in LA of the 1970s. A fan of weed and not quite over the breakup with the love of his life, Doc is sent into a complicated and vice filled world when his ex-girlfriend Shasta Fay (Katherine Waterston) goes missing. Her new lover, his wife, her lover and countless others are seemingly embroiled in the case, and Doc’s mortal enemy – Lt. Det. Christian F. “Bigfoot” Bjornsen – is also on the case, making things even more complicated, if such a thing could be possible. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Kingsmen: The Secret Service

When Kingsman and experienced spy Galahad (Colin Firth) has his life saved, he promises one favour to the family of the man who saved him. 17 years later, Eggsy (Taron Edgerton) finds himself in trouble with the law and desperate for a way out, and calls in the favour. Galahad sees something special in Eggsy, and decides to put him forward for training to be a Kingsman; the most elite and secret espionage agency in the world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Big Hero 6

Hiro (Ryan Potter) is a young teenager of remarkable intelligence, living with his brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney) and aunt in the city of San Fransokio. When Tadashi is killed in a freak accident, Hiro finds himself in possession of a robot his brother created, named Baymax (Scott Adsit). Baymax was created to be a heath carer, but when Hiro discovers that one of his inventions has been stolen, he reprogrammes Baymax and teams up with his friends to get it back. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Most Violent Year

1981 was the most violent year of New York’s history, and in that year, immigrant Abel (Oscar Isaac) sets out to expand his business and provide for his family, only to find the fight to survive one that he may not have been prepared for. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ex Machina

Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), is a talented programmer who wins a staff lottery to spend a week with their reclusive CEO Nathan (Oscar Isaac). Once there, Caleb is drawn into Nathan’s world, and finds himself part of an experiment to prove a new brand of artificial intelligence. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Gambler

Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a literature professor, with a sideline as a high stakes gambler. When his past debts come back to haunt him, it seems that Bennett is digging himself deeper and deeper into the red. With loan sharks out to get him, Bennett has no choice but to play to win. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Testament of Youth

Based on the WWI memoir of Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth follows Brittain (Alicia Vikander) as she goes from young girl in search of knowledge and a place at Oxford, as she grows and changes as she lives through the war and loses those closest to her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Wild

Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) sets out to walk the Pacific Crest Trail after the breakup of her marriage. Along the way she realises truths about herself, makes peace with her past and, for the first time, sees a way to move forward in her life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – American Sniper

Over the course of four tours of Iraq, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) was hailed as the most deadly sniper the US military has ever seen, who claimed to have killed 255 people in his career. Bradley Cooper takes on the lead role in the story of Kyle’s life, and the choices he made that earned him a bounty on his head in Iraq, and almost led to the end of his marriage. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Whiplash

Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) is a promising young drummer, studying at the Shaffer Conseratory in New York. Notoriously strict and demanding Shaffer conductor Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) soon recruits Neyman for his studio band, but it is not long before Fletcher’s talent for manipulation and bullying drives Neyman to his limits. Continue reading

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