Tag Archives: US

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 – The Drop

The latest film adaptation of the works of Dennis Lehane takes to the big screen with The Drop, a 2014 version of his novel Animal Rescue. Previous films based on his work include, Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone, and Mystic River. A new film based on his work is due to be released in 2017 – Live by Night starring

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Review : 13th

13th is a 2016 documentary from Netflix studios, that looks into the linkages that run from slavery in the US in the 1800’s through to the existing mass incarceration that exists today. Directed by Ava DuVernay the film includes input from a number of leading voices for equal rights, and justice from the US, with further input from former US

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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┬áThe 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 – Triple 9

The heist thriller Triple 9 was released earlier this year, with director John Hillcoat whose prior film has been the crime drama Lawless, and was written by Matt Cook. The film is set in Atlanta, Georgia telling the story of a gang of thieves who are operating on behalf of the Russian Mafia ruled by matriarch Irina (Kate Winslet). The

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