Tag Archives: Andrew Garfield

Cinema Review – Hacksaw Ridge

Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) enlists into the army during World War II, even though he is, as he says, a “conscientious collaborator”. Doss will not pick up a weapon during his training, which almost gets him court marshalled, but when he is stationed to the Battle of Okinawa as a medic, his tenacity and strength mean that he accomplishes something truly incredible, and becomes the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honour. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – 99 Homes

After the bank forecloses on the home he shares with his mother and young son, Dennis (Andrew Garfield) finds himself living in a motel with his family, and desperate for work. Dennis eventually finds work with Richard Carver (Michael Shannon) the real estate developer who evicted his family from his home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

As he graduates from high school, and prepares to move on with the next phase of his life, Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) world is turned upside down when a freak accident turns a man he once helped into a violent, electricity charged killer. As well as this, Parker’s relationship with Gwen (Emma Stone) is not what it once was, and his old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York with an agenda that will have a huge impact on both Peter Parker and Spider-Man. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Amazing Spider-Man

We return to the beginning of the Spider-Man story with a new hero (Andrew Garfield) a new love interest, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), a new villain, The Lizard / Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) and a new attitude. Peter Parker / Spider-Man has to come to terms with his new powers, his first relationship and the fact that the villain he is fighting is one that he created. Continue reading

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