Tag Archives: Jim Broadbent

Cinema Review – The Sense of an Ending

Retired Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) runs a Leica camera store, has a cordial relationship with his ex-wife, and is trying to be more involved with his pregnant daughter’s life, but likes his perfectly ordered world just the way it is. When Tony receives a letter saying an ex-girlfriend’s mother left him something in her will, Tony’s world is rocked as he is forced to remember the actions of his past, and make sense of the present with new information. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Brooklyn

In the 1950s, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) emigrates from Enniscorthy to Brooklyn. Initially homesick, Eilis struggles to make friends in the big city, until she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), a young Italian man who she quickly falls for. When tragedy strikes and Eilis returns home for a visit, she is forced to choose between the life she left behind and her new one at the other side of the world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Big Game

Oskari (Onni Tommila) is sent into a Finnish forest on his 13th birthday to bag some big game and prove himself a man. When Air Force One is shot down en route to Helsinki, Oskari finds himself rescuing the Leader of the Free World and returning home with the biggest game of all. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Get Santa

Steve (Rafe Spall) is released from prison after two yeas, and wants nothing more than to reconnect with his son Tom (Kit Connor). Tom, however, discovers a man claiming to be Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent) hiding in his shed to recover from a sleigh crash, and begs his dad to help him reunite Santa with his reindeer and save Christmas. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Closed Circuit

Martin Rose (Eric Bana) and Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) find themselves on the defence team of a man accused of a destructive act of terrorism. Their past threatens their ability to work together, but it soon becomes clear that their work is threatening their loyalty, and their lives. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Le Week-End

Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) escape their life in Birmingham for a weekend in Paris. While there, they almost inadvertently examine their marriage and their lifetime together. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Filth

Police officer Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) finds himself in line for promotion within the ranks, but must battle his own demons – accentuated by the impending Christmas season – in order to face down his rivals, and get the post he feels he deserves. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Hot Fuzz

When exceptional London police officer Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is transferred to a small country town – in the hopes that he’ll stop making other officers look bad – he is less than pleased at his new assignment. What he doesn’t realise, however, is that there is a sinister conspiracy afoot in among the community there. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Iron Lady


The Iron Lady takes a look back at the life of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep). As Thatcher prepares to clear out her deceased husband’s belongings, she flashes back through their life together, the path she took that led to her becoming the first female Prime Minister of the UK and the legacy she has left behind. Continue reading

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