Tag Archives: ROONEY MARA

Cinema Review – The Secret Scripture

In the middle of World War II, Irish woman Rose (Rooney Mara) secretly marries an Irish fighter pilot working for the RAF. When he is chased away from their home by Irish Republicans, Rose learns she is pregnant, and spends the next 40 years in an institution; it is only when the facility is being closed and Rose has to be reassessed, that the true story of her tragic life comes to light. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Lion

25 years after he fell asleep on a decommissioned train and awoke in Calcutta, thousands of miles from home, Saroo (Dev Patel) – now living in Australia, having been adopted by an Tasmanian couple – sets out to find out just where he came from, with the hope of being reunited with the family he lost so many years before. 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 – Pan

In this origins story, Peter (Levi Miller) is kidnapped from our world during World War II, and taken to Neverland where he must mine pixie dust for the fearsome pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). It’s not long before Peter gets himself into trouble and it is revealed that he is destined to become a hero; a mantle he doesn’t understand and almost certainly doesn’t want. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Carol

Therese (Rooney Mara) first meets the aloof but curiously magnetic Carol (Cate Blanchett) when she serves her in an upmarket department store. The two women soon become friends and, as Carol’s divorce from Herge (Kyle Chandler) turns ugly, the two grow closer. Herge, however, is unable to let Carol go, and begins to use her relationship with Therese as a weapon in their divorce. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Trash

Gardo (Eduardo Luis), Raphael (Rickson Tevez) and Rato (Gabriel Weinstein) are three young Brazilian kids who spend their lives hunting through the rubbish dumps of Rio to find money, or items they can sell. When Raphael discovers a wallet that contains a large sum of money and a key, the boys find themselves at the centre of a mystery, with the cops on their tail. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Ruth (Rooney Mara) and Bob (Casey Affleck) are a young couple in love, and completely devoted to her. When a robbery goes wrong, Bob is sentenced to jail time, but it is not long before he escapes and sets out to reunite with Ruth and the daughter he has never met. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Side Effects

When Emily Taylor’s (Rooney Mara) husband Martin (Channing Tatum) is released from a lengthy jail spell for insider trading, she suddenly finds herself unable to cope with the change in her life. After inflicting violence on herself, she is recommended to Dr Banks (Jude Law), a shrink who tries to medicate her through her troubles. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)


David Fincher‘s remake of the acclaimed 2009 Swedish movie, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo tells the story of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker, who aids Blomkvist in his search for a woman who has been missing for 40 years. Continue reading

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