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Review – Good Time

Good Time is a 2017 gritty crime drama starring Robert Pattison, and directed by Ben and Josh Safdie . It was written by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. The Safdie brothers have worked on a number of other independent films such as Heaven Knows What, Lenny Cooke, and Daddy Longlegs. The film follows Connie Nikas’ one evening after he and

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Review – Nine Lives

2016’s Nine Lives, sees Kevin Spacey starring in a family comedy directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (wh0se most notable work as a director was the Men In Black trilogy). Spacey stars as Tom Brand – workaholic CEO of Sports company FireBrand. Brand tightly controls the activity of the company due to his 51% stake, and is in the process of building a

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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 – A Most Violent Year

Oscar Isaac stars in this 2014 business / crime thriller set in 1981’s New York, directed by J.C. Chandor (whose two previous directing roles of Margin Call and All is Lost, are both worthy of viewing). The film centres on Abel Morales (Isaacs) and his wife (Jessica Chastain). We find Morales, an upcoming owner of an fuel company, taking on

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