Tag Archives: Naomi Watts

Cinema Review – Allegiant

After the death of Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Evelyn (Naomi Watts) puts those loyal to her on trial, while ordering that all gates through the wall to the rest of the world stay closed. Of course, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her friends are not going to stand for this so after freeing Tris’ brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) they set out to find out just what is happening outside the city they now know is Chicago. What they find is not quite what they expected, and it soon becomes clear that the leader of this new world David (Jeff Daniels) has more in mind than saving the residents of Chicago from themselves. Continue reading

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ADIFF Review – Demolition

After his wife is killed in a car crash, which he escapes without a scratch, Davis’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) grief takes a strange form. When a packet of peanut M&Ms gets stuck in a vending machine, Davis finds himself writing long, confessional letters to the company’s customer care department, and taking some advice from his father in law quite literally, he begins dismantling household objects that no longer work. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – While We’re Young

Josh (Ben Stiller) has been working on a documentary for 10 years, as a follow up to his well received first film; his wife Cornelia (Naomi Watts) is struggling with the decision they made to not have children. Their carefully ordered, and overly justified life, is opened up when they meet the young and charming Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), who appear generous and free, and to live life on their own terms. When Jamie asks Josh to collaborate with him on a film, however, Josh soon realises that Jamie may not be as free spirited as he first thought. 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 – Birdman

Riggan (Michael Keaton), an actor best known for his role in a high profile superhero franchise, is mounting a Broadway play to reinvent himself, and get away from his most famous role. The trouble is that while Riggan wants to escape Birdman, Birdman does not want to escape Riggan, so the actor must not only deal with egotistical and highly strung actors, his daughter who is fresh out of rehab and his manic lawyer, but also his own delusions of grandeur, in order to make the play work. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Impossible

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their children are spending their Christmas holiday in Thailand. When a devastating tsunami hits, however, the family is separated and a frantic search begins. 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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