Tag Archives: Tilda Swinton

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 – Trainwreck

Amy (Amy Schumer) is a woman in her 30s with a successful career as a magazine writer. Although her professional life may be on point, her personal life is less so, with her having a string of one night stands – without the knowledge of her boyfriend – and her father being moved to a care home. When Amy meets the charming and sweet Aaron (Bill Hader), and the two start dating, she has to overcome her fear of commitment, and fast. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Zero Theorem

Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is a computer hacker who has spent much of his life waiting for a phone call. At his request, the Management (Matt Damon) allows him to work at home, in case the call comes, but in his attempt to be alone with his work and his thoughts, Qohen finds himself connecting with the people the Management sends to help and distract him. 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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JDIFF Review – Only Lovers Left Alive


Vampires Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) have been married for centuries. Unable to be together for long, but also to never be truly apart they reunite at Adam’s home in Detroit to rejuvenate one another and celebrate their love. When Eve’s vampire sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) arrives on their doorstep, however, she throws their carefully ordered world into chaos and threatens their very survival. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Charlie (Logan Lerman), is a loner kid starting high school. Two of the cool kids, Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) take him under their wings, and show him into their world. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Moonrise Kingdom

On a remote island in 1965, a pair of pre-teens fall in love and run away together, sending the small community into a panic as a storm approaches. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Based on Lionel Shriver’s best selling novel of the same name, We Need To Talk About Kevin tells the story of a mother who constantly struggles with her unloving son. Tilda Swinton stars as Eva, and her tale is told both in the present day as she tries to come to terms with her son Kevin’s (Ezra Miller) actions, and through flashback to their life as Kevin grew up. Continue reading

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