Tag Archives: Joel Edgerton

Cinema Review – Gringo

Harold (David Oyelowo) has worked hard all of his life, and from the outside his life seems to be perfect. When he travels to Mexico with his shady bosses Elaine (Charlize Theron) and Richard (Hoel Edgerton) however, he quickly realises that his job is on the line, he is drowning in debt and his wife (Thandie Newton) is about to leave him. Seeing a chance to start a new life, Harold fakes his own kidnapping with the hope of cashing in on the insurance policy the company has on him. Little does he realise that there are a lot of ulterior motives going on, and Harold’s life may be more in danger than he first thought.
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Cannes Review -Loving

When Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) marry in secret before returning to their home in Virginia. In 1950s American however, marriage between a white man and a black woman is not accepted by local authorities, and it is not long before the newly wed Lovings are arrested and ordered to leave the State, not to return for 25 years. The Lovings accept their fate until one of their children in hurt while playing on the street; the ensuing court battle to allow the couple and their children to return home changed US law forever. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Midnight Special

Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) is a special kid; endowed with otherworldly powers, it seems that everyone is looking for him, including a cult with a mysterious leader and the government. To protect his son from those who seek to take advantage of him, Roy (Michael Shannon) takes Alton on the road, seeking coordinates that Alton received from an unknown source. 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 – Exodus: Gods and Kings

Moses (Christian Bale) and Rameses (Joel Edgerton) were raised as cousins in Egypt, but when the truth is discovered about Moses’ heritage, there begins a struggle between the Hebrew slaves and the reign of Egypt, which leads the two friends to become enemies. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Rover

10 years after the global economic collapse, Eric’s (Guy Pearce) car is stolen. As he peruses the thieves through the Australian outback, Eric meets Rey (Robert Pattinson), a young man who just so happens to be one of the thieves’ brothers. The two form a bond of necessity as Eric vows to track down his car and Rey wants to get home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim (Joel Edgerton) Green want nothing more than a child. When they are told that their chances of conceiving are nil, they discuss what their biological child would be like, over a bottle of wine, then bury their notes in the garden. After a freak rain spell, the couple are woken to discover a young boy named Timothy (CJ Adams) in their house; a young boy who calls them Mom and Dad. 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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