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John Hillcoat’s corrupt cop thriller boasts a talented cast, yet still manages to be a disposable misstep, weighed down by a messy, convoluted script. The film starts well, with a striking sequence involving a bank robbery establishing the various characters, five dodgy cops led by mastermind Michael (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who are blackmailed into a risky heist by the Russian mafia. 145 more words
WORTH A LOOK?: **1/2
WHERE: National Theatre
WHEN: 30/1, running to 30/4
A teenage audience member’s face turns sour as she is covered in liquid by a baby doll which appears to be throwing up over the front row at this musical co-written by Blur’s Damon Albarn. 292 more words
In a time pre-dating the American civil war, a respected black New York socialite is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south.
12 Years A Slave is based upon the autobiographical book by Solomon Northup published in 1853, and so has an authenticity that is missing from many dramas set within this period. 160 more words