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Review – Sabotage

Continuing the ‘post Governator’ era of his life, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this 2014 action thriller, directed and jointly written by David Ayer. Ayer was the writer of ‘Training Day’ but moved into directing in 2005 with ‘Harsh Times’ and 2012 ‘End of Watch’. Sabotage stars Arnie as leader of a highly ranked DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) team. The group

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Review – Miller’s Crossing

For the 13th day of the Alphabet Challenge (https://filmgeeky.com/2016/01/31/the-february-alphabet-challenge/) we’re off to ‘M’ and more specifically ‘Miller’s Crossing’, the second film by the Coen brothers in the challenge so far. The film is very much in the tradition of film noir. It’s the 1930’s and our anti-hero is Irish Tom Reagan (played by Gabriel Byrne). Reagon works for a local gangster

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Review – Sicario

Sicario is a 2014 thriller by director Denis Villeneuve. Emily Blunt plays agent Kate Macer, an FBI agent who early in the film raids a house with her team to find a number of bodies hidden in the wall cavities. As the film unfurls, she volunteers to a joint agency task force which is aimed at getting to the men

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Review – Knock Knock

‘Knock Knock’ is the latest film by writer / director Eli Roth (whose previous work includes ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘Hostel’). In the film happily married architect, Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is left at home by his wife and children.During the evening, 2 young girls arrive at his front door lost and asking for help to call a cab. From letting

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Review : ’71

Set in Belfast in 1971, and heavily within the complex troubles of the time, the film ’71’ film debut for french director Yann Demange and also screenplay writer Gregory Burke. The film follows British army private Gary Hook (played by Jack O’Connell) initially in training, and then into his first deployment, into Belfast, Northern Ireland. After his unit loses control

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