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 – White Bird in a Blizzard

Kat (Shailene Woodley) is 17 when her mother disappears without a word and without a trace. Kat, however, seems hardly phased by this, since she and her mother have had a troubled relationship since she became a teenager. As Kat tries to continue with her life, with her boyfriend Phil (Shiloh Fernandez) and with her friends, the absence of her mother hovers over her like a cloud. As time goes on Kat begins to wonder whether she will ever find out where her mother has really gone. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) is a sixteen year old cancer patient whose mother believes she will benefit from going to a support group. Although Hazel disagrees, she goes for the sake of her mother, and meets Augustus Waters (Ansel Engort). The two bond over their shared experiences, and their shared admiration of the novel An Imperial Affliction. The more time the two spend together, the more nervous Hazel becomes, as she is sure her inevitable death will have devastating consequences on those she cares for. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Divergent

100 years after a war devastated the world, society is divided into factions based on virtues. When she comes of age, Tris (Shailene Woodley) must undergo an aptitude test before choosing which faction she will spend her life with. When Tris learns she does not fit in with any faction – effectively marking her as Divergent – she soon learns that she must hide this truth from her new home with the Dauntless faction, in order to survive.

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Cinema Review – The Descendants


Matt King (George Clooney) is a rich Hawaiian landowner and the trustee of beautiful piece of land passed down by his ancestors. His home life is not as simple as it looks, however, when his wife is critically injured in a jet skiing accident, all the family dysfunction that Matt had either ignored of been genuinely unaware of, comes floating to the surface. Continue reading

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