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Review – Life of Pi

Ang Lee’s 2012 film Life of Pi is based on the book of the same name (released in 2001 by author Yann Martel) and tells the tale of a young man that survives a shipwreck, only to find himself on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, with a screenplay by David Magee. Pi – Born Piscine Molitor Patel (named after

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Review – Pan’s Labyrinth

It’s time for P in the Alphabet Challenge, and the spanish fantasy drama Pan’s Labryrinth (or El Laberinto del Fauno in its actual language).  The film is both written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, Hellboy). The film is set in the year after the Spanish civil war and follows the story of a young girl called

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Review – Jackie Brown

Quentin Tarantino’s third film Jackie Brown is the film we go to for ‘J’ in this year’s Alphabet challenge. The film, based on Elmore Leonard’s book Rum Punch came out in 1997 and was the first film that the director made that was not an original creation of his own work. The film centres on Jackie Brown (played by Pam Greer),

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Review – Arrival

2016’s Arrival is a science fiction thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) and is based on the short story The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang adapted by Eric Heisserer who wrote the screenplay. Amy Adams stars as Louise Banks, an expert in language and translation who is called upon when a number of alien vessels appear on Earth

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Review – Hell and High Water

Hell or High Water is the latest film from Scottish director David MacKenzie, whose previous work includes Young Adam, Starred Up, and Spread. The writer is Taylor Sheridan who previously wrote Sicario (which is a good sign in itself). The film focusses on the tale of two brothers in Texas, Toby Howard (Chris Pine – Star Trek franchise) and Tanner

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Review – Scrooged

The build up to Christmas now finds us at Bill Murray’s 1988 modern day retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Directed by Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon / The Goonies / Superman), the film represented Murray’s first return to a comedy lead role since the 1984 Ghostbusters (in fact he’d only really had one full lead role in that time

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