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Year: 2014 Director: Darren Aranofsky Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes As a devout atheist, it goes without saying that I’m not big on the old biblical tales and as such, religious themed films tend not to be my thing. That said, the […]

The Usual Suspects

Year: 1995 Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Pete Postlethwaite Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I’m often guilty of neglecting the “classics”. I tend to convince myself that “I will watch them soon” and that “they will always be there to watch […]


Year: 2014 Director: Luc Besson Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Imagine if human beings could utilise their brain to its full potential. It’s an interesting concept, one which we’ve seen before – in 2011 with ‘Limitless’ – and one which has been revisited rather prematurely with […]

22 Jump Street

Year: 2014 Director(s): Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill Written by Chris Winterbottom After the success of ‘21 Jump Street’, one would have been forgiven for thinking this sequel would be a cynical cash-in. The original film was entertaining, warm and funny and seemed […]

American Hustle

Year: 2013 Director: David O Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes With a total of ten Oscar nominations, in just about every category going, and a cast boasting some of the biggest and best names in Hollywood, […]


Year: 2010 Director: Robert Schwentke Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes When I first heard about ‘RED’, I was unsure if I would like it. Sure, Bruce Willis was responsible for the legendary ‘Die […]

The Breakfast Club

Year: 1985 Director: John Hughes Starring: Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Edited by Molly Dolan As I go to pop ‘The Breakfast Club’ into the DVD player once again, I examine the cover; Empire magazine describes this […]

Pacific Rim

Year: 2013 Director: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Nick Deal When you go to watch a movie like Pacific Rim, your expectations should always be somewhat realistic – remember, this is never going to be a film that is […]

Still Alice

Year: 2014 Directors: Wash Westmoreland & Richard Glatzer Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Imagine the loss of your memories. The familiar faces of your loved ones gradually becoming unrecognisable – your world distorting until all […]

United 93

Year: 2006 Director: Paul Greengrass Starring: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colon-Zayas, J.J Johnson Written by Chris Winterbottom Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes There was a lot of concern surrounding the release of ‘United 93’ in 2006, with inevitable cries of “too soon” heard before the film […]


Year: 2015 Director: Tim Johnson Starring: Rihanna, Jim Parsons Written by Andrew Garrison Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes I approached the movie ‘Home’ with expectations of mediocrity. Aside from ‘Lilo & Stitch’, the majority of movies featuring animated aliens have faltered; ‘Aliens In The Attic’, ‘Planet 51’ and more recently ‘Escape From […]


Year: 2014 Director: Yann Demange Starring: Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer Written by Nick Deal Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes When I heard that Jack O’Connell was starring in an intense, edge of the seat, action-thriller, I immediately shortlisted ‘71’ as a film that I had to […]