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Carol (2015) - Review

There’s a particular brand of arthouse/multiplex-straddling cinema which seems to pride above all else subtlety. Subtlety of image, of thought, of feeling; it prides a nimbleness of filmmaking that only the most dexterous of filmmakers can achieve. 828 more words

Tom Watchorn

Review: The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours is decidedly old-fashioned. In many ways it takes its storytelling style from the time period in which the film is set, giving us pacing, characters, and performances which feel like they belong back in the early 1950s as if the film itself could have been showing in a theatre in snowy Chatham, Massachusetts on that fateful day in February of 1952. 1,317 more words


Spotlight: Christopher Nolan

This Spotlight post is for one of the most successful directors and one of my personal favourites: Christopher Nolan.

What films has he directed?

To name just a few: The Batman trilogy with Christian Bale starring as Batman, Inception, Shutter Island, Memento and Interstellar. 795 more words

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Bridge of Spies Review

Steven Spielberg took a step away from blockbuster action hits to throw his hat back into the Oscar conversation with “Bridge of Spies.” Written by the Coen Brothers and starring Tom Hanks, this highly talented production is a look at the 1960 U-2 incident during the cold war. 272 more words


Review - A Hijacking (Kapringen)

For our day of ‘H’ in the Alphabet challenge, it’s off to a ship called the ‘Rosen’ which falls victim to a hijacking by Somali pirates in the 2012 danish film ‘A Hijacking’ (or Kapringen to use it’s original danish title). 226 more words

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What is Old is New Again, Mr. Bond

by Ben Stahl


Directed by Sam Mendes

Starring Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Belluci, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris

James Bond has been a favorite franchise of mine for almost my whole life. 1,919 more words

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The Revenant (2015)

“Every now and then, Hollywood presents a film that reassures me that great, original and inspiring film-making is still alive”

I’m a lover of film first and foremost; film is a great passion of mine, so often I find myself frustrated with the lack of originality and equal passion in the majority of films coming out of Hollywood nowadays. 1,325 more words