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Review – The Limehouse Golem

2016’s The Limehouse Golem is an atmospheric thriller set in Victorian London, directed by relative newcomer Juan Carlos Medina – whose previous feature film was 2012’s Painless. Bill Nighy stars as Inspector John Kildare a formerly well regarded police officer, who has been previously sidelined. As a vicious serial killer known as the ‘Limehouse Golem’ claims their latest victim, he

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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 – 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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Review – Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford’s first return to directing since 2009’s A Single Man, is the 2016 dark psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals. Ford also wrote the screenplay, which is based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. The film stars Amy Adams as Susan Morrow, a successful art gallery director who is in a struggling marriage with business man Armie

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Review – World War Z

World War Z (2013) is a solid enough disaster thriller set against a zombie apocalypse that does leave you suspecting that overall, it is an opportunity missed. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, husband and father to two daughters,  and former UN investigator of wars and humanitarian disasters. The film, was based on the highly acclaimed books by author Max Brooks, and

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