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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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Cinema Review -Strangerland

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) Matthew (Joseph Fiennes) and their two children Lily (Maddison Brown) and Tom (Nicholas Hamilton) are new to the small Australian town of Nathgari. It is clear that the family is hiding from their past but until Tom and Lily go missing one night, and Catherine desperately tries to find her children, it is not clear just what their past holds, and the secrets they are keeping from one another. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Mystery Road

When a young Aboriginal girl’s body is found in the Outback, Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns to his home town to investigate the case, turning over old memories and crating new conflicts in the process. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants nothing more than to sign up for the US army and do his bit in the war against the Nazis, the trouble is that he is too small and too weak to enlist. This all changes, however, when he meets Dr Erskine (Stanley Tucci) who enrols him into a secret programme that makes him Captain America; a super soldier. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Wolfman

The Wolfman is a remake of the Lon Chaney 1941 film of the same name. This time around we have Benicio Del Toro in the lead role as Lawrence. After the death of his brother, Lawrence returns from New York to the stately home he grew up in. Of course, his brother’s death is not the only disaster headed his way. Continue reading

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