Monthly Archives: March 2017

Review – End of Watch

Our latest review is the LAPD action drama ‘End of Watch’. The film is both written and directed by David Ayers, whose previous work as a director was the 2005 Harsh Times, but as a writer includes police and crime drama’s Training Day, SWAT, and Dark Blue. The film was made on a very low budget (approx $10m) yet delivers

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Review – The Gambler

The Gambler is a 2014 film directed by Rupert Wyatt (previously directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Escapist), and starring Mark Wahlberg. The film is a remake of a film of the same name, from 1974 which starred James Caan in the lead role. Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett, grandson of a wealthy Californian Ed (Geoge

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Review – Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe to be released, and it stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Fifth Estate) in the title role, and is directed by Scott Derrickson. By my maths, the film is the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and sees an introduction of not only new characters but also an entire new premise

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Review – Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane is a 2016 political thriller set in the increasingly murky world of business interest lobbying of politicians and governments. Starring Jessica Chastain as the title character within the film, it is directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin) and is the screenplay debut by Jonathon Perera. As Sloane introduces us all

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Review – Pain and Gain

Pain and Gain is a pointless, charmless, crime-comedy-drama that stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, as two body builders that find themselves into a world of crime as they aggressively pursue a better lives for themselves. Set in Florida, in 1995, and based on what (as the film itself says ‘sadly’) is a true story, the film is directed by

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Review – American Sniper

American Sniper was the 2014 biopic directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper in the lead role as US Sniper Chris Kyle. It was written by Jason Hall and based on a book of the same name written by Kyle. The film recounts the tale of Kyle, the desist sniper in US military history, ranging from brief moments from

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Review – Bridget Jones’ Baby

Bridget Jones is back, 12 years since Bridget Jones : The Edge of Reason saw Rennee Zellweger star as the London based news reporter struggling to hold onto love. The film sees the return of director Sharon Maguire to the helm, having directed the original, before Beeban Kidron directed the second film in the series. Based on the character created

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