Tag Archives: Paul Dano

Cinema Review – Swiss Army Man

Alone on an island after a shipwreck, Hank (Paul Dano) has given up hope and is trying to hang himself when he sees a body on the beach. Although the man – who Hank christens Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) is dead – Hank soon sees a benefit from his new companion; his constant flatulence. As Hank tries to get home, and strikes up a strange friendship with Manny, he explores life, love and his relationships. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Love & Mercy

Based on the real life of Brian Wilson – legendary musician and founder member of The Beach Boys – Love and Mercy is not only a look at musical genius, but also an examination of power and control, and misdiagnosed mental illness. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Youth

Returning to the Swiss holiday destination he always visited with his wife, retired English composer Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) finds himself reflecting over his life, with his friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), Fred finds himself hassled by the Palace to perform his famous Simple Songs for the Queen, a request he consistently denies. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 12 Years a Slave

In 1841, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free African American man is abducted and sold into slavery in the Southern US. Northup never gives up on getting back to his family, but must find a way to survive his time as a slave in order to find a way home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Prisoners

When Keller Dover’s (Hugh Jackman) daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands, even as Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) chases down every lead to find the girls before it’s too late. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ruby Sparks

Calvin (Paul Dano) was a successful writer when he was a teenager. Since then, he has struggled to follow up his first novel, but that all changes when he dreams of, then writes about a character called Ruby Sparks, who he somehow wills to life. Continue reading

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