Tag Archives: James McAvoy

Cinema Review – Split

After Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) goes for a meal with some of her classmates, she accepts a lift home from one of their parents. As Marcia (Jessica Sula) and Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) are engrossed in their phones in the backseat of the car, it is only Casey who notices that the man who gets into the driver’s seat is not her friend’s father. When the three awake in a locked room, they realise they have been taken hostage, but not by one person; it seems as though there are many personalities living inside one man’s body. Continue reading

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Cinema Review -Victor Frankenstein

Told from the perspective of former circus freak turned assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), this take on Mary Shelley’s classic tale sees Frankenstein’s experiments to create life from death thwarted by the investigations of a suspicious and moral police officer, and Frankenstein’s disapproving father. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – X-Men: Days of Future Past

In the not too distant future, a war between mutants and humans has devastated the world, and Professor X (Patrick Stewart) traces the war back to a single event in the past. The Professor, along with Magneto (Ian McKellen), devises a way for Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time, to end the war before it even begins. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Trance

In order to recover a stolen, then lost, painting, art auctioneer Simon teams up with a hypnotherapist. The boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion soon begin to blur, and the stakes rise dangerously fast. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Welcome to the Punch

Notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is forced to return to London after his son is found dead, and detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) takes the chance to capture the man who shot him three years earlier. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas (James McAvoy) is the second in line to Santa’s red suit; he is Santa’s second son, but knows that even though he loves the season, and takes painstaking care over replying to children’s letters, that he will probably never ascend to the ‘throne’. Arthur’s brother Steve (Hugh Laurie) is everything that his clumsy but well-meaning brother is not, but when a child is missed on Christmas Eve, only Arthur is determined to deliver the gift, no matter what. Continue reading

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