Tag Archives: The Descendants

Cinema Review – The Way Way Back

Duncan (Liam James) is a shy 14 year old brought on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette), her boyfriend (Steve Carrell) and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Neither a child nor an adult, Duncan is desperate to find a place where he belongs, and makes an unexpected friend in the manager of a water park, Owen (Sam Rockwell). Continue reading

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Rant – And The Oscar goes to…

So the Oscar nominations are finally out, and there is plenty to talk about. An interesting mix this year. Obviously I am delighted for The Artist, but someone made a very valid point to me yesterday about expecting a backlash against the film that is sweeping the board at awards ceremonies around the world. I am also delighted for The Tree of Life and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which were sadly ignored at the Golden Globes. Continue reading

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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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