Tag Archives: Leonardo DiCaprio

Cinema Review – The Revenant

Fur trader Hugh Glass (Leonardo Di Caprio) is on an expedition in the 1820s when Native Americans attack him and his colleagues. After almost 40 of the company are killed, Glass, Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Captain Henry (Domhnall Gleeson), Bridger (Will Poulter) and Glass’s half Native American son Hawk (Forrest Goodluck) retreat to the mountains to make their way back to the camp. It is there that Glass is attacked and mauled by a bear and although Fitzgerald, Bridger and Hawk are tasked with caring for the obviously dying man, it is not long before he is left for dead and finds a way to survive alone. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – January 17th 2014

Brogen Hayes chooses One to Watch; if you watch one movie in Irish cinemas this week, make it this one! Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Wolf of Wall Street

Based on a true story, The Wolf of Wall Street charts the rise to riches – and the dizzy height of Wall Street – of a young, eager man named Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), and his subsequent decline into drugs, debauchery and crime. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Great Gatsby

In the 1920s, stockbroker Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) moves into a small house next door to the mysterious and enigmatic Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). It is not long before Carraway is invited to one of Gatsby’s expansive and opulent parties, and learns a shocking secret about his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and Mr Gatsby himself. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Django Unchained

Fresh from putting his name to the unholy mess that was The Man with the Iron Fists, Quentin Tarantino is back behind the camera for Django Unchained. The story is that of a bounty hunter, Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), who needs a certain slave to identify one of his targets. Django (Jamie Foxx) is that slave and the pair quickly become equals and allies who take on the might of plantation and slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). 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 – J. Edgar

Through the lens of the investigation into the disappearance of the Lindberg baby, the film looks at the career, fears and personal life of J. Edgar Hoover – one of the most powerful, controversial and mysterious figures of 20th century America. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – JDIFF 2010: Shutter Island

Shutter Island, based on the novel by Denis Lehane, centres around US Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) investigating the escape of a patient from Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. The hospital is housed on the remote Shutter Island in Boston Harbour and almost as soon as Daniels, along with his new partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo), arrives, he begins to suspect that all is not as it appears to be. Continue reading

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