Tag Archives: Ben Mendelsohn

Cinema Review – Mississippi Grind

Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) is a down on his luck gambler looking for a big win to solve his problems. When he meets the charming Curtis (Ryan Reynolds) who seems to care more about the game than winning, Gerry sees a way out of debt. The trouble is that old habits die hard and while Curtis may seem blasé about the whole affair, he is just as addicted as Gerry. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Slow West

In the 19th century, a young man named Jay (Kodi Smit-McPhee) sets out from Scotland to travel across America and find the woman he loves. Along the way, he falls in with the mysterious outlaw Silas (Michael Fassbender) who agrees to help in on his journey, for a price. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings

Moses (Christian Bale) and Rameses (Joel Edgerton) were raised as cousins in Egypt, but when the truth is discovered about Moses’ heritage, there begins a struggle between the Hebrew slaves and the reign of Egypt, which leads the two friends to become enemies. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Black Sea

Robinson (Jude Law) is a submarine captain who has devoted his life to his job. When he is unceremoniously fired, he receives word that the location of a legendary Nazi submarine that was carrying several million dollars in gold when it sank, has been found. Robinson is hired to round up a crew and salvage the gold for a cut of the money, but the company that hired him may have different ideas. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Starred Up

Eric (Jack O’Connell) is transferred from juvenile prison to adult jail. Considered extremely dangerous, Eric immediately sets out to protect himself in his new environment. Sharing a wing with his estranged father Neville (Ben Mendelsohn) only seems to make matters worse for Eric, and it is only through the intervention of therapist Oliver (Rupert Friend) that things start to change for the young inmate. Continue reading

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