Tag Archives: 2010

Cinema Review – JDIFF 2010: Please Give


The cast of Please Give is fantastic – Catherine Keener, Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt – but as we have learned with films that have a fantastic cast, sometimes they are making up for what they lack in story. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – JDIFF 2010: Whip It!

Whip It! is the first full length feature film directed by Drew Barrymore. The story is that of Bliss (Ellen Page) a teen girl who discovers that what she really wants to do is play roller derby, not compete in beauty pageants as her mother wants her to. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – JDIFF 2010: Shutter Island

Shutter Island, based on the novel by Denis Lehane, centres around US Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) investigating the escape of a patient from Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. The hospital is housed on the remote Shutter Island in Boston Harbour and almost as soon as Daniels, along with his new partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo), arrives, he begins to suspect that all is not as it appears to be. Continue reading

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