Tag Archives: Cillian Murphy

Cinema Review – Dunkirk

In 1940, 338, 226 Allied soldiers were rescued from the beach in Dunkirk, having been pinned there by the advancing German Army. The evacuation did not run smoothly however, with a fierce battle being fought in the skies and the seas of Dunkirk as the soldiers prayed for a miracle. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Free Fire

In 1970s Boston, a group of arms dealers – led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) – and a group of Irish potential buyers for said arms – led by Frank (Michael Smiley – meet in an abandoned factory to negotiate a deal. This tense powder keg of a meet is set alight when Harry (Jack Reynor) realises that Stevo (Sam Riley), the man he beat up the night before for assaulting his cousin, is working for Frank. The resulting shootout becomes a game of loyalty and survival. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Anthropoid

In the midst of World War II, Josef Gabcík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubis (Jamie Dornan) are parachuted into Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia with a mission – codenamed Anthropid – to kill Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich. Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”, both the exiled government of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Resistsance believe Heydrich’s assassination would be a coup for the Allied side, but there is no plan to get Jan and Josef to safety after their mission is complete. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In the Heart of the Sea

Novelist Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) travels to Nantucket, Massachusetts to interview Tom Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson), the last survivor of the whaling ship The Essex which, to all intents and purposes, ran aground many years earlier. Melville suspects that there was more to the story than the inquiry told and, over the course of a long night and several glasses of whiskey, Nickerson finally recounts the tale he has never told anyone, the tale that would go on to inspire the classic novel Moby Dick. Continue reading

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BFI London Film Festival Review – Broken

Skunk (Eloise Laurence) is a young girl, living in a small cul-de-sac, whose life’s direction changes when she witnesses a violent attack on a neighbour. Continue reading

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Why So Serious? After Dark… July 2012

Welcome to Why So Serious? After Dark.

This is a very special episode of Why So Serious? Movie Reviews, where we pay tribute to The Dark Knight Rises and give it it’s own show; for a multitude of reasons. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Dark Knight Rises

Warning: Spoilers
I have written a spoiler free review here

Eight years after the defeat of The Joker and Two-Face, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has hung up his cape. When a new threat – Bane (Tom Hardy) – comes to town, hell bent on causing chaos, Batman resurfaces to protect the city that drove him into hiding.

Warning, it is rather difficult to review The Dark Knight Rises without giving away some plot points, so if you wish to remain in the dark, stop reading now.

The rest of you… Read on! Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Dark Knight

Bruce Wayne must come to terms with the fact that he may have finally lost the woman he loves, and Batman faces his greatest foe yet, The Joker, a mysterious man who thrives on chaos. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Batman Begins

Billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has spent most of his adult life consumed with the guilt of his parents’ death. While studying martial arts in an isolated monastery, he is recruited by the League of Shadows; a group that believes Gotham is beyond saving and must be destroyed. Wayne rejects the League and returns to his hometown with the hopes of cleaning up the streets once and for all. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Red Lights

Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) study paranormal activity with the hope of debunking it. When renowned psychic Simon Silver (Robert DeNiro) comes out retirement, Tom becomes obsessed with taking him down. Continue reading

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