Tag Archives: Jesse Plemons

Cinema Review – Bridge of Spies

During the Cold War in 1957, a Soviet spy named Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) is caught in Brooklyn, and charged for his crimes. Insurance lawyer Jim B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is drafted in to represent Abel, to ensure he gets a fair trial. After convincing the judge that Abel should not be put to death for espionage, and after a U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia, Donovan travels to Berlin to negotiate a prisoner exchange between the two countries. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Black Mass

In the 1970s and 80s James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) became one of the biggest crime lords that Boston has ever seen. Bulger seemingly worked with the FBI to get rid of the Italian Mafia on the north side of the city, before expanding his operation from his native South Boston – or Southie – into the rest of the city. Scott Cooper’s film examines the career of the infamous Irish-American mobster and his inevitable fall from power. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Program

Lance Armstrong was once one of the most famous and decorated athletes in the world, with seven Tour De France victories under his belt. All of this came crashing down in 2013, when he finally admitted to the doping allegations that had plagued him for years. Director Stephen Frears takes us behind the scenes of the man, the myth and the cheat. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Homesman

Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a woman trying to make it on her own in a small prairie town. When three women in the area become mentally ill and have to be transported from Nebraska to Iowa, Cuddy, and a claim jumper who she rescues, take the task on, and set out across the plains to bring the women home. Continue reading

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