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Deepwater Horizon

Year: 2016 Director: Peter Berg Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez Written by Tom Sheffield In a year that has produced a lot of great films that are based on true events (‘War Dogs’, ’13 Hours’, ‘Sully’), the ‘Deepwater Horizon’ trailers had caught my attention as a film I […]

Café Society

Year: 2016 Director: Woody Allen Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell Written by Noah Jackson A large cast, larger than life setting, and a big-talent writer/director should spell success, however Woody Allen’s latest had one of the messiest trailers that I’ve seen in a long time. That could explain why […]

The Birth of a Nation

Year: 2016 Director: Nate Parker Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Colman Domingo, Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union Written by Gillian Finklea ‘The Birth of a Nation’ has been the center of many controversies during it’s short tenure; it has reclaimed the title of an earlier […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Year: 2016 Director: Tim Burton Starring: Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Terence Stamp Written by Abbie Eales ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is so Tim Burton, it feels like it could have been specifically written for him! Jake (Asa Butterfield) is an outsider, his parents tolerate […]

Blair Witch

Year: 2016 Director: Adam Wingard Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry Written by Rhys Bowen Jones ‘The Blair Witch Project’ has, like it or not, lived far beyond perhaps its initial quality deserved. When it was first released in 1999, […]

The Girl with All the Gifts

Year: 2016 Director: Colm McCarthy Starring: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Sennia Nanua Written by Abbie Eales Based on a novel of the same name, ‘The Girl with All the Gifts’ is a horror/drama set in a dystopian Britain, where an aggressive fungal infection has turned most […]

Free State of Jones

Year: 2016 Director: Gary Ross Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali Written by Noah Jackson ‘Free State of Jones’ stars Matthew McConaughey (‘Dallas Buyers Club’), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (‘Belle’), Mahershala Ali (‘House of Cards’), and Keri Russell in a civil war set drama. Within the Revolution of the Confederacy […]

The Magnificent Seven

Year: 2016 Director: Antoine Fuqua Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard Written by Andrew Garrison ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (1963) may very well be my all-time favorite western, an iconic classic inspired heavily by Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai’ (1954). […]

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Year: 2016 Director: Taika Waititi Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata Written by Abbie Eales If you consider that Taika Waititi’s previous body of work includes the supremely quirky ‘Eagle Vs Shark’, and the pant-wettingly hilarious vampire mockumentary ‘What we do in the Shadows’, to go into […]

The Infiltrator

Year: 2016 Director: Brad Furman Starring: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger Written by Tom Sheffield When I first heard about ‘The Infiltrator’, it ticked all the right boxes. Based on a true story, with Bryan Cranston in the leading role, and 80’s law enforcement undercover investigations. The cast […]

The Wicker Man

Year: 2006 Director: Neil LaBute Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn Written by Noah Jackson Let us go back in time to a simpler time. A time when Adam Sandler wasn’t peddling shit to the masses and looking suicidal whilst doing it, and a time where the world had yet […]

Nine Lives

Year: 2016 Director: Barry Sonnenfeld Starring: Kevin Spacey (voice), Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Christopher Walken Written by Fiona Underhill Kevin Spacey as a cat; what more do you want? I’m going to warn you now (spoiler alert), I liked this film. Despite every single member of the film community […]