Tag Archives: 10/10

Review – Captain Fantastic

2016’s Captain Fantastic is a relatively low budget  yet incredible ‘comedy drama’ film starring Viggo Mortenson in the lead role as a father of a large family, who having abandoned ‘modern life’ a number of years ago, find themselves taking a road trip to attend their mother’s funeral in New Mexico. The film is both written and directed by Matt

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Review – Pulp Fiction

‘P’ in the Alphabet Challenge (Alphabet Challenge) takes us to the 1994 Quentin Tarantino masterpiece crime epic ‘Pulp Fiction’. This 154 minute classic tale of gangsters in some unexpected situations, was Tarantino’s second directorial effort after 1992’s low budget independent ‘Reservoir Dogs’. For this one, he was operating with a bigger budget, a broader cast, but more importantly the cinema

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Review – Fargo

For the 6th day in the Alphabet challenge, we’re off to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the film 1996 film ‘Fargo’. Directed and written by the Coen brothers, this classic comedy / drama / thriller film is the tale of a a kidnapping and subsequent events that spiral out of control. It went on to  reap a number of awards including 2

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Review : Chinatown

The third day of the Alphabet Challenge (Alphabet Challenge) sees us shaking off the disappointment of ‘B’ and moving to ‘C’ and more specifically, the Roman Polanski masterpiece – ‘Chinatown’. The film was made in 1974 and follows the exploits of Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), Private Detective. Based in Los Angeles, Gittes is well known across the city – in fact

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Review : Spotlight

Spotlight recounts the true story of how an investigative team from the Boston Globe newspaper uncovered the story of child abuse over a sustained period by Catholic Priests and covered up by the local church structure. The team would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize in 2003. Featuring an ensemble cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachael McAdams, and

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