Monthly Archives: January 2016

Review – The Big Short

The Big Short is the new film from director Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys), and is set in Wall Street in the build up to the 2007 collapse of the US housing market and subsequent economic issues, and based on the book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side. The film opens is 2005 with Mark Burry (Christian Bale) runs

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Review – Sicario

Sicario is a 2014 thriller by director Denis Villeneuve. Emily Blunt plays agent Kate Macer, an FBI agent who early in the film raids a house with her team to find a number of bodies hidden in the wall cavities. As the film unfurls, she volunteers to a joint agency task force which is aimed at getting to the men

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Review : Labyrinth

My local cinema was screening Labyrinth today, in tribute to David Bowie who passed away earlier this week.  It’s a classic musical adventure in the 80’s genre of young person is drawn into a magical adventure (The Never Ending Story, Flight of the Navigator, The Princess Bride). This 1986 film was directed by the late, great Jim Henson and was

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Review – Joy

Out in cinemas now, ‘Joy’ sees David O’Russell reunited with a number of cast members that he has worked with before, to tell the story of Joy Margano, the inventor of the Magic Mop. Joy, played by Jennifer Lawrence (or J-Law to the paparazzo), sees the telling of a true story of Margano on her rags to riches story, in

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Review – Creed

The latest film franchise to find itself with a homage-remake-reboot is the Rocky series with the 2015 film ‘Creed’ which overall will hold its own in the pantheon of Rocky films although never challenging the champion first 2 films. However the film does afford Stallone the opportunity to bring a new depth to the character which may well see him

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Review – Knock Knock

‘Knock Knock’ is the latest film by writer / director Eli Roth (whose previous work includes ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘Hostel’). In the film happily married architect, Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is left at home by his wife and children.During the evening, 2 young girls arrive at his front door lost and asking for help to call a cab. From letting

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