Tag Archives: Colin Farrell

Cinema Review – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Seventy years before Harry Potter picks up Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) textbook on magical creatures at school, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows Scamander as he journeys to New York in the 1920s. The divide between the wizarding community and No-Majs – American wizard slang for Muggles – is strong and with the combined threat of evil wizard Grindelwald on the run, and a magical creature stalking New York City, Scamander probably could not have picked a worse time to visit the city. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Irrational Man

Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) is the typical clichéd tortured professor; he struggles to find a meaning for life, although he seems Romantic to those around him. When he strikes up a friendship with student Jill (Emma Stone), and they overhear a conversation about a bullying Judge in a diner, Abe suddenly makes a decision that gives him a reason to live, and a new joy for life. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Lobster

Recently single David (Colin Farrell) checks into a mysterious hotel in the hope of finding love; the catch being that if he doesn’t find a partner with in 45 days he will be turned into an animal. Choosing a lobster as his animal, Dave sets out to find a woman to spend his life with, spending evenings hunting the Loners to try and up his day quota, and trying to find a woman with whom he has a defining characteristic in common. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Miss Julie

Over the course of a Midsummer’s Night, Miss Julie (Jessica Chastain) and her father’s valet John (Colin Farrell) seduce, reject and ultimately destroy one another. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Saving Mr Banks

In the early 1960s P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) is flown to LA to meet with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks). The idea is to turn Travers’ beloved Mary Poppins books into a film, but she is famously protective of her character. While working on the script, Travers thinks back to her childhood, and the beautiful, yet tragic, events that inspired the creation of her beloved Mary Poppins. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Epic

When her mother dies Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried) goes to live with her father; a man obsessed with the idea that there are minuscule people living in, and protecting the forest. MK has little time for her father’s research but finds herself drawn into a battle between good and evil when she stumbles across the Queen of the forest (Beyoncé). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dead Man Down

Colin Farrell stars as Victor, a man seduced and blackmailed by his neighbour; a woman seeking revenge for a tragic accident that left her disfigured. Little does Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) realise, there is much more to Victor than meets the eye. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Seven Psychopaths

Martin (Colin Farrell) is a screenwriter struggling to write a film around a title. His best friend Billy (Sam Rockwell) is an aspiring actor who makes money by kidnapping dogs, but when Billy kidnaps the wrong dog, Martin finds himself drawn into a complicated and increasingly odd situation. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Total Recall (2012)

In the not too distant future, factory worker Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) has a beautiful wife anda job that is not incredibly challenging, but keeps him occupied. Douglas, however, dreams of a bigger life, one that matters and when he visits Rekall – a company that implants false memories – he realises that his mundane life may not be as real as he thinks it is. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Fright Night

When Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) gets a new neighbour, Jerry (Colin Farrell), he is initially more concerned about him hitting on his mum than anything else. It is soon revealed that Jerry has more on his mind than sex; he is a vampire. After his friend goes missing, Charley turns to the one person he thinks can help him, Las Vegas showman, Peter Vincent (David Tennant). Continue reading

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