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Review – Concussion

Will Smith stars in the 2015 sports drama Concussion, based on the true to life events that saw Dr. Bennet Omalu complete ground breaking analysis that would lead to better understanding of the impacts of tackling within the NFL. Smith stars as Omalu, an African immigrant into America, who we meet in Pennsylvania, working as a coroner. Following the death of

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Review – The Founder

The latest film by director John Lee Hancock (previously directed Saving Mr Banks and The Blind Side) is the 2016 biopic drama The Founder. The film is written by Robert D. Siegel whose most known work was 2008’s The Wrestler. The tells the story of Ray Kroc played by Michael Keaton, a middle aged milkshake machine salesman in 1950’s USA,

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Review – Broken City

Broken City is a thriller from 2013, directed by Allen Hughes and featuring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in the lead roles. Wahlberg stars as Billy Taggert a former NYPD detective who lost his job following a shooting of a suspect. The investigation following the shooting sees an intervention by the mayor of the city – Nicholas Hostetler (Crowe) to ensure

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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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