Tag Archives: Ralph Fiennes

Cinema Review – The LEGO Batman Movie

Fresh from his adventures in The LEGO Movie, Batman (Will Arnett) finds himself facing a new and unexpected adversary; himself. When The Joker (Zach Galiafinakis) demands that Batman acknowledge that he is the Caped Crusader’s greatest enemy, Batman is quick to remind the Clown Prince of Crime that he doesn’t need anyone; “I like to fight around”. Of course The Joker is not likely to stand for that, and although Batman claims to relish his life of solitude, he will need all of his wits, and his friends around him to take down the greatest threat that Gotham City has ever seen. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo (Art Parkinson) spends his days making magical origami figures tell stories for the people in a nearby village, and his evenings caring for his mother, who is becoming increasingly distant. When he stays out after dark one night, however, Kubo is visited by his mother’s sinister sisters (Rooney Mara), who tell him that his grandfather stole one of his eyes, and has been searching for him for many years, in order to steal the other. Kubo suddenly realises that the stories he has told all his life are in fact true and, with the help of Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) sets out to find a magical suit of armour to destroy his evil aunts and grandfather once and for all. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Bigger Splash

Marianne (Tilda Swinton) and her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) are hiding away from the former’s rock and roll lifestyle, after surgery on her throat has put her singing career on hold. Their peace is shattered by the arrival of Harry (Ralph Fiennes), a former lover of Marianne’s, and his newfound adult daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson). It is not long before history becomes the present as the four struggle to come to terms with their pasts and their futures. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Spectre

After receiving a cryptic message from someone from his past, James Bond (Daniel Craig) goes rogue from MI6 to uncover the shadowy and evil organisation known as Spectre. Meanwhile, MI6 faces a new challenge from inside the government. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

In the 1930s, Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) is the concierge at a famous European Hotel; The Grand Budapest. When one of his most beloved guests dies under seemingly mysterious circumstances, Gustave H and his faithful Lobby Boy Zero (Tony Revolori) are thrown into a world of suspicion and intrigue. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Wrath of the Titans

The gods are falling out of favour with the humans, and the less prayers they receive, the weaker they become. Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Ares (Édgar Ramírez) join together to imprison Zeus (Liam Neeson) to drain his power and awaken the Titans, thus ensuring their immortality. Zeus’s son Perseus (Sam Worthington) must journey to the underworld to free his father and save humanity. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

We left our hero in a secluded cottage having buried his dear friend Dobby. Things do not start slowly for Harry this time around, instead he is – and we are – quickly catapulted into the final battle between Death Eaters and Dumbledore’s Army, between Voldemort and Harry, between good and evil. Continue reading

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