Tag Archives: Cinema

Cinema Review – The Emperor’s New Clothes

In this long form version of his YouTube show The Trews, Russell Brand and filmmaker Michael Winterbottom join forces to shine a light on the divide between rich and poor in the UK, and how the public is unwittingly letting the people responsible for the banking crisis away with it. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Good Lie

Having spent many years in a Kenyan refugee camp after Sudan was engulfed in civil war, refugees Mamere (Arnold Oceng), Jeremiah (Ger Duany) and Paul (Emmanuel Jal) are awarded a chance at a new life in the US. When they arrive, however, they find life in the fabled land of America is very different than the one they are used to. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Child 44

In Soviet Russia, under the rule of Stalin, children are going missing, and turning up murdered. Since the government insists that Soviet Russia is paradise, and there can be no murder in paradise, disgraced military police officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of the murders. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dark Horse

A true rags to riches story; a group of friends and neighbours in a small Welsh town pooled their resources in the early ‘00s to breed and race a thoroughbred horse. The result was a horse named Dream Alliance, who did more than anyone could have expected of him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Glassland

John (Jack Reynor) finds himself at the end of his tether when his mother Jean (Toni Collette) is hospitalised for alcohol poisoning. Determined to get her the help she needs, John turns to a shadowy underworld that he has skirted the edges of in the past. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – John Wick

After his wife dies suddenly, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) received a gift she organised before she passed away; a puppy. Just as John begins to get attached to the little creature, a Russian gang break into his home, steal his car and kill the poor dog. Little do they realise that Wick was once an assassin known as Baba Yaga (The Boogeyman), and when he sets out on a rampage of revenge, no-one who stands in his way is safe. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Good Kill

Experienced wartime pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) begins to question his reasons for doing his job, when his job evolves into that of a drone pilot. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Altman

Filmmaker Ron Mann assembles home video footage, talking heads and interviews to take a look back over the career of director Robert Altman. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The DUFF

After she discovers the concept of the DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – Bianca (Mae Whitman) believes that she is the DUFF of her social circle. Out to change people’s perception of her, Bianca joins forces with Wesley (Robbie Amell), her popular next-door neighbour to learn how she can shake off the label. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Fast and Furious 7

After his brother was critically injured in Fast & Furious 6, his brother Deckard (Jason Statham) swears revenge against Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his friends. Meanwhile, the gang are recruited to rescue Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), a hacker, from terrorists, and recover a device that can track people around the world. Continue reading

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