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The Judge

Year: 2014 Director: David Dobkin Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Robert Downey Jr. is the fucking man, no question. In the last decade at least, he hasn’t put a foot wrong, everything he does turns to gold. In Robert […]

Fifty Shades Of Grey

Year: 2015 Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Sam Taylor-Johnson, director of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, has taken a badly written novel and turned it into a piece of gold-plated schlock. Worldwide, the film has been a box-office sellout, taking […]

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Year: 2014 Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper (voice), Vin Diesel (voice) Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a Marvel B-side project to please the kids? No, no, HELL NO! There are of course, inescapable comparisons […]

This Is Where I Leave You

Year: 2014 Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz On a recent long-haul flight, ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ was all that was available, so I pressed play and was pleasantly surprised by this […]

The Imitation Game

Year: 2014 Director: Morten Tyldum Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance, Mark Strong Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes You know you’ve done something right when your film is nominated for the Best Picture category at The Oscars. So Morten Tyldum’s ‘The Imitation Game’ must be an exceptional film, […]

Wayne’s World

Year: 1992 Director: Penelope Spheeris Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I was about six years old when I first watched ‘Wayne’s World’, and I didn’t have a clue what was going on. I only watched it then because it was my […]

It Follows

Year: 2015 Director: David Mitchell Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe Written by Nick Deal Let me begin with stating that I am not the world’s biggest horror film fan. I’ve dabbled occasionally, but never really found the spark or connection with a film that […]


Year: 2014 Director: Bennett Miller Starring: Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes If sex sells, then there’s no reason for Foxcatcher to have made a dime. It’s filled with inherent contradictions to such a simple, popular and successful concept. […]


Year: 2014 Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Going boldly where no man (or woman) has ever been before; an astronaut’s ultimate goal. Finding a new home for humanity; an astronaut’s wet dream. Can you imagine the hero’s welcome? I […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Year: 2014 Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton  Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes I personally consider most British comedies to be wittier than their American counterparts, mainly due to well-placed gags and expertly crafted dialogue. With ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, where it […]

The Boxtrolls

Year: 2014 Director: Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi Starring: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayaode (voices) Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes As any parent knows, and anyone else can imagine, it can be frustratingly difficult to take a child to the cinema. Picking the right film, […]

Dracula Untold

Year: 2014 Director: Gary Shore Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon Written by Patrick Alexander Origin stories have always made for immensely appealing viewing to me. Whether it be in film, literature, or even television; something about the backstory and learning how the character’s personality, afflictions and psychology came to […]