Tag Archives: David Thewlis

Cinema Review – Wonder Woman

Amazon warrior princess Diana (Gal Gadot) finds herself a fish out of water when she travels to our world after meeting American spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). Diana is determined to single handedly end World War I by killing the god of war Aries, but has no idea how to find him. While she searches, Diana discovers more about herself, about human nature, and about the world that was just outside her reach. Continue reading

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One to Watch – March 11th 2016

One to Watch returns for another week, with a film that is heartbreaking, beautiful, smart and just a little odd… Continue reading

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ADIFF Review – Anomalisa

Michael Stone (David Thewlis) reutrns to Cincinatti to give a conference on customer service. While there, he dredges up old memories from the past, and thinks he finds kinship in Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh). The trouble is that Michael sees no differences between the people in his life, and it is not long before Lisa begins to blend into the background. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Legend

In 1960s London, the Kray twins – Ronnie and Reggie (both played by Tom Hardy) – ran the underworld and made a name for themselves at the same time. When Reggie meets Frankie (Emily Browning) and Ronnie’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, it is not long before the Krays begin to lose the empire they have so carefully built up. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Queen and Country

In this follow up to Hope and Glory, Bill Rohan (Callum Turner) is conscripted into the Army at the age of 18. While serving his mandatory two years, he makes friends and starts romances that change the course of his life. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Macbeth

As Scotland tears itself apart with civil war, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) hears a prophecy from a trio of witches, saying he will one day be king of the country he is fighting for. Pushed into action by his manipulative wife (Marion Cotillard), Macbeth takes matters into his own hands, and decides to make the prophecy come true.
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Cinema Review – The Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking has changed the way we look at the night sky, and this week Eddie Redmayne takes on the role of the famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist in a film that takes a look at the man behind the theories. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Zero Theorem

Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is a computer hacker who has spent much of his life waiting for a phone call. At his request, the Management (Matt Damon) allows him to work at home, in case the call comes, but in his attempt to be alone with his work and his thoughts, Qohen finds himself connecting with the people the Management sends to help and distract him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Anonymous

The identity of the writer of the most famous plays in the English language – credited to William Shakespeare – has been called into question as far back as the 19th century. Roland Emmerich’s film Anonymous explores the notion that Shakespeare lacked the education and familiarity with the royal court to have written such plays as As You Like It and Twelfth Night, and comes up with some interesting theories. Continue reading

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