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Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Year: 2015 Director: Steve Pink Starring: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Sequels can often be hit and miss, even off the back of a successful first film. One hopes that a sequel can extend the series and embellish the […]

Flight

Year: 2012 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly Written by Sam James Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Trailers; the curse of the modern day blockbuster. Half the time you’ve got some fat kid from Utah putting these things together, hoping for more hits on his […]

Whiplash

Year: 2014 Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Miles Teller, J.K Simmons  Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Interestingly, ‘Whiplash’ is one of the few Oscar-nominated pictures that I hadn’t seen before the ceremony. After nabbing a hat-trick of awards on the big night, I was even more inclined to see […]

Mud

Year: 2012 Director: Jeff Nichols Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Michael Shannon  Written by Sam James Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Being a typecast actor is a concept which many in Hollywood find themselves victim to. Some rise to the challenge with great success, such as […]

Enemy

Year: 2014 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Laurent Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Edited by Molly Dolan From the man who brought us the fantastic ‘Prisoners’, Denis Villeneuve, comes another thrilling mystery. Or a mystery at least. ‘Enemy’ is a quirky, subversive film, which […]

Boyhood

Year: 2014 Director: Richard Linklater Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Conceptually speaking, ‘Boyhood’ is a transcendent movement in the world of film. By creating a film over a 12 year period, director Richard Linklater has officially raised […]

Seventh Son

Year: 2014 Director: Sergey Bodrov Starring: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes To say that ‘Seventh Son’ is one of the most predictable and boring films I have seen recently, in a month which has produced multiple box-office […]

Nightcrawler

Year: 2014 Director: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed  Written by Nick Deal Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes I was expecting ‘Nightcrawler’ to be rather unnerving in tone, and it certainly did not disappoint. Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut is an exceptionally dark and twisted thriller, which throws up […]

The Theory Of Everything

Year: 2015 Director: James Marsh Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Like many others, including director James Marsh, when I first heard about ‘The Theory Of Everything’, I assumed it was to be a biopic of the brilliant Stephen Hawking. This is only half-true, whilst the […]

Need For Speed

Year: 2014 Director: Scott Waugh Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots Written by Patrick Alexander Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes One of the more curious movie ideas to me, is the increasingly common conversion of video games to film. It rarely works out, but studios seem to keep giving […]

Sex Tape

Year: 2014 Director: Jake Kasdan Starring: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I recently reviewed ‘Bad Teacher’, which was a welcome surprise, a film which broke the mould and refused to be just a basic, low-level comedy. Three years later and the same director who brought us ‘Bad […]

Argo

Year: 2012 Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Until recently, Ben Affleck was regarded as something of a joke in Hollywood. His acting was heavily criticised and his production and writing work was lamentable. But that is certainly no longer […]