Tag Archives: Matt Damon

Cinema Review – Suburbicon

After a home invasion goes wrong and his wife is killed, Gardener (Matt Damon) allows his sister in law to move into his home to care for his young son. As time goes on however, Gardener’s carefully ordered world in the quiet suburb of Suburbicon begins to fall apart, when money owed is not paid and uncomfortable questions are asked. Meanwhile, an African-American family has moved unto the area, whose presence seems to be upsetting for the rest of the residents.
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Cinema Review – The Great Wall

Mercenaries William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal) journeying to find gunpowder find themselves taken prisoner by The Nameless Order at the Great Wall of China, but before punishment can be dealt out, the Wall is attacked by Tao Tie; mythical monsters who attack every 60 years in an attempt to take over the world. William and Tovar find themselves confronted with a choice; fight or die. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Martian

When a storm hits the planet, a NASA team on a mission to Mars evacuate, leaving Mark Watney (Matt Damon) behind, believing him to have tragically died during the freak weather event. When the storm passes, and with the team on their way back to earth, Watney awakens stranded on an in hospitable planet, and must find a way to survive until he can be rescued. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Interstellar

In the not too distant future, our planet is dying; crops are failing and people are struggling to live through dust storms and the breakdown of technology. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is drafted into a secret NASA mission to travel through a mysterious wormhole, and find out whether another planet can sustain human life. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Zero Theorem

Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is a computer hacker who has spent much of his life waiting for a phone call. At his request, the Management (Matt Damon) allows him to work at home, in case the call comes, but in his attempt to be alone with his work and his thoughts, Qohen finds himself connecting with the people the Management sends to help and distract him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Elysium

In the not too distant future, the Earth is overcrowded and resources are running out. The rich have moved to an orbiting space station named Elysium, leaving the poor to fend for themselves on the ruined planet. Max (Matt Damon) is an ex-con trying to earn enough money for a ticket to Elysium, but an accident at work means he need to speed up his plan. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Behind the Candelabra

Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) finds his life changed when he enters into an incredibly secret but loving relationship with showman Liberace (Michael Douglas). Based on the true story of Thorson and Liberace’s relationship, the film examines the life of one of the most secretive entertainers, and the impact this had on both Scott and Lee’s lives. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Promised Land

Steve (Matt Damon) and Sue (Frances McDormand) travel to a small town to convince the residents to allow a large corporation to frack for natural gas on their land. It is not long before horror stories of fracking around the country come to light, and Dustin (John Krasinski) comes to town to defend the purity of the land. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – We Bought a Zoo

After the death of his wife, Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) looks for a new start and a new home for himself and his kids. Benjamin soon finds their ideal home, but it comes with a catch; the beautiful house set in lush green fields us actually a zoo. Benjamin and the zoo staff take on the challenge of making the zoo fit to open, while Benjamin repairs his relationship with his children. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW – Margaret

Lisa (Anna Paquin) decides that she wants to buy a cowboy hat. While shopping, she sees bus driver Maretti (Mark Ruffalo) wearing one and, with teenage abandon, she chases the bus to find out where he got it. Maretti is distracted, which has devastating consequences and leads Lisa to question her morality. Continue reading

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