Monthly Archives: January 2017

Review – Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge is the new film from director Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield in a true story of incredible heroism during World War 2 with this biopic war movie. The film centres on Desmond Doss, played by Garfield, a young man who enlists into the US Army during World War 2 from his hometown of Virginia. A religious man, Doss

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Review – The Drop

The latest film adaptation of the works of Dennis Lehane takes to the big screen with The Drop, a 2014 version of his novel Animal Rescue. Previous films based on his work include, Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone, and Mystic River. A new film based on his work is due to be released in 2017 – Live by Night starring

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Review – The Judge

Taking a break from what has been a hugely successful and lucrative run as Tony Stark in various Marvel films, Robert Downey Jnr starred alongside Robert Duvall in this 2014 drama. The film is the first production by RDJ’s production company co-created with his wife Susan – Team Downey. The film is directed by David Dobkin, whose previous work largely

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Review – Hidden Figures

The new film by director Theodore Melfi is the drama Hidden Figures which follows the tale of 3 african american ladies working in different jobs at Nasa through the 1960’s. It is co written by Melfi with Allison Schroeder, based on the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The three ladies are each working to attempt to support the

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Review : 13th

13th is a 2016 documentary from Netflix studios, that looks into the linkages that run from slavery in the US in the 1800’s through to the existing mass incarceration that exists today. Directed by Ava DuVernay the film includes input from a number of leading voices for equal rights, and justice from the US, with further input from former US

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Oscars : 2017 Nominations

Best picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester By the Sea Moonlight Best cinematography Arrival La La Land Lion Moonlight Silence Best supporting actor Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) Dev Patel (Lion) Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) Best documentary Fire at Sea

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Review – Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness is a 2016 British biographical documentary following the story of John Hull. Hull, became blind in the early 1980’s and as part of a coping mechanism, began to record audio cassettes of his experiences and thoughts. The film is directed by Pete Middleton and James Swinney and takes an innovative approach to the documentary by using the

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