Tag Archives: Laura Dern

Cinema Review – The Founder

In 1954, as he struggled to make a living from selling milkshake machines to diners, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) stumbles across a fast food stand called McDonald’s, run by brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick (Nick Offerman) McDonald. Kroc was so impressed by the McDonald brothers’ revolutionary fast food concept that he joined the company with a view to franchising across the US. It was not long, however, before Kroc had some ideas of his own, ideas that the McDonald brothers were not fans of. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – 99 Homes

After the bank forecloses on the home he shares with his mother and young son, Dennis (Andrew Garfield) finds himself living in a motel with his family, and desperate for work. Dennis eventually finds work with Richard Carver (Michael Shannon) the real estate developer who evicted his family from his home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Wild

Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) sets out to walk the Pacific Crest Trail after the breakup of her marriage. Along the way she realises truths about herself, makes peace with her past and, for the first time, sees a way to move forward in her life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) is a sixteen year old cancer patient whose mother believes she will benefit from going to a support group. Although Hazel disagrees, she goes for the sake of her mother, and meets Augustus Waters (Ansel Engort). The two bond over their shared experiences, and their shared admiration of the novel An Imperial Affliction. The more time the two spend together, the more nervous Hazel becomes, as she is sure her inevitable death will have devastating consequences on those she cares for. Continue reading

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