Tag Archives: Kate Winslet

Cinema Review – Collateral Beauty

Two years after his young daughter dies, Howard (Will Smith) is still monosyllabic, and has little interest in engaging with the advertising firm that he founded with his friend Whit (Edward Norton). With a big account on the line that could make or break the company, Whit and colleagues Claire (Kate Winslet) and Simon (Michael Pena) decide to hire actors to play the roles of Time, Death and Love – abstractions that Howard has been writing pained letters to – in order to get him to relinquish his controlling stake in the company. Continue reading

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One to Watch – February 19th 2016

This week’s One to Watch in Irish cinemas is one of two movies starring Casey Affleck. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Triple 9

After pulling off a bank heist for the Russian mafia, crooks Russell (Norman Reedus), Gabe (Aaron Paul) and corrupt cops Michael (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Marcus (Anthony Mackie) and Rodriguez (Clifton Collins Jr.) are forced to do one more job for Irina (Kate Winslet), in order to pay off their debt to her. The trouble is that new cop Chris (Casey Affleck) has his suspicions, and this new job will take longer to pull off, so the crew decide to buy themselves some time by staging a Triple Nine – killing a police officer. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Steve Jobs

Over the course of 16 years, Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) goes from the shining star of Apple, to being fired after the failure of the Macintosh, to back where he started as head of the company. In the meantime, he fights the idea that he is the father of Lisa Brennan, pushes away those who have helped make Apple great, and rejects the father figure he sees in mentor John Sculley (Jeff Daniels). Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – A Little Chaos

Sabine de Barra (Kate Winslet) is a landscape gardener with grand designs, designs which she submits to André Le Notre, the man who is designing the gardens at Versailles for King Louis XIV. When Sabine is awarded a project at Versailles, she finds herself not only dealing with jealous and spiteful competitors, but the demons from her past and some new friends. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Insurgent

Having evaded Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and her hostile takeover of the factions, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are on the run, and take shelter in Amity; the most gentle and forgiving of the factions that make up their world. When Jeanine’s forces arrive at their door, however, a member of their shaky alliance turns on them, and Tris finds herself teaming with fellow outcasts to bring the system down from the inside. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Divergent

100 years after a war devastated the world, society is divided into factions based on virtues. When she comes of age, Tris (Shailene Woodley) must undergo an aptitude test before choosing which faction she will spend her life with. When Tris learns she does not fit in with any faction – effectively marking her as Divergent – she soon learns that she must hide this truth from her new home with the Dauntless faction, in order to survive.

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Cinema Review – Labor Day

Single mum Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) encounter Frank (Josh Brolin), a dangerous convict who has escaped from prison, while they are doing their weekly grocery shopping. Frank demands they take him to their home, and as he holds them over a long weekend, they discover that the wanted man may not be as dangerous as they thought. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Titanic 3D

Titanic tells the story of the doomed maiden voyage of the largest ship in the world and the star crossed love affair between a first class passenger and a young man from steerage. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Carnage

Two sets of parents meet to resolve an incident between their young sons, but the more time they spend together, the more they realise they are at odds with one another. Continue reading

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