Tag Archives: Writer Director

Review – Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station, The 2013 debut feature film from writer / director Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther), is a dramatisation of the actual 2009 police shooting of Oscar Grant at a rail station in California. Set on New Years Eve in 2008, the film follows Grant thoughout his day as he prepares to celebrate both his mothers birthday, and the upcoming

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Review – Concussion

Will Smith stars in the 2015 sports drama Concussion, based on the true to life events that saw Dr. Bennet Omalu complete ground breaking analysis that would lead to better understanding of the impacts of tackling within the NFL. Smith stars as Omalu, an African immigrant into America, who we meet in Pennsylvania, working as a coroner. Following the death of

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Review – Suburbicon

George Clooney returns as director for the first time since the 2014 critical and commercial disappointment The Monuments Men, in the new film suburb become. Set in 1959 in the fictional town of Suburbicon – a peaceful and idyllic community and the perfect place to raise a family – the film film follows lows the lodge family. In the lead

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Review – ARQ

ARQ is a 2016 timeloop sci-fi thriller written and directed by Tony Elliott and distributed through Netflix Studios. Set in a dystopian future where food is now scarce and a company called Torus operates with huge levels of control, with the only resistance is through a group known as the Bloc. Its stars Robbie Amell as Renton, a former military weapon designer, who has

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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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