Tag Archives: Jessica Chastain

Cinema Review – The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Before the events of Snow White and the Huntsman, Ravenna (Charlize Theron) tried to coax the magic from her kinder sister Freya (Emily Blunt), without any luck. When the love of Freya’s life betrays her, her magical powers are revealed, and she sets out to make her own kingdom, training an army of child soldiers – or Huntsmen – two of whom are Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and his secret love Sara (Jessica Chastain). When things take a turn for the dark, Eric and Sara set out to stop Freya from gaining the ultimate evil power. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Crimson Peak

Young author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) has long since believed in ghosts, after her mother’s spectre appeared to her at a young age with a cryptic warning. Years later, Edith finds herself swept off her feet by the handsome, mysterious and charming Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). After tragedy strikes, Edith desperately wants to escape the memories of home, and sets out to make a new one with Thomas and his inscrutable sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain), in a crumbling mansion that is filled with holes, memories and blood coloured clay. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Martian

When a storm hits the planet, a NASA team on a mission to Mars evacuate, leaving Mark Watney (Matt Damon) behind, believing him to have tragically died during the freak weather event. When the storm passes, and with the team on their way back to earth, Watney awakens stranded on an in hospitable planet, and must find a way to survive until he can be rescued. 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 – A Most Violent Year

1981 was the most violent year of New York’s history, and in that year, immigrant Abel (Oscar Isaac) sets out to expand his business and provide for his family, only to find the fight to survive one that he may not have been prepared for. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Interstellar

In the not too distant future, our planet is dying; crops are failing and people are struggling to live through dust storms and the breakdown of technology. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is drafted into a secret NASA mission to travel through a mysterious wormhole, and find out whether another planet can sustain human life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Zero Dark Thirty

In her follow up to The Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow examines the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in the aftermath of 9/11, focusing on Maya (Jessica Chastain) and her dogged determination to see the job through. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Lawless

In Prohibition era America, the Bondurant brothers were the main moonshiners in Virginia. When Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) – a ruthless law enforcement official – rolls into town, he threatens their privileged position and their livelihoods. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Afraid that the penguins are not coming back to Africa to save them, Alex (Ben Stiller) and his friends set out to Monte Carlo to try and find a way back to New York. While there, they encounter the ruthless animal control captain DuBois (Frances McDormand) and seek refuge from her in a circus train. The animals in the circus take them in, and the New Yorkers must find a way for the circus to get to America, while avoiding the clutches of DuBois. Continue reading

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Trailer Talk – Lawless, Gangster Squad and Dark Horse

Boardwalk Empire has a lot to answer for; the gangster movie seemed to have died in 2009 with Johnny Depp’s misstep Public Enemies. Martin Scorsese makes an admittedly brilliant TV show about prohibition era Atlantic City, and suddenly the gangster movie is back in style. Continue reading

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