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T2 Trainspotting

Year: 2017 Director: Danny Boyle Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle Written by Tom Sheffield I’m going to come clean straight away and admit that I only watched the original ‘Trainspotting’ for the first time a week before seeing the sequel, when it was […]

Monsters

Year: 2010 Director: Gareth Edwards Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides Written by Rhys Wortham Aliens in a lot of movies usually come to Earth to kill us. For the past few decades this has been the main synopses of many sci-fi movies. A few times they decided […]

Fury

Year: 2014 Director: David Ayer Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs Written by Rhys Wortham It’s World War 2 and a tank battalion loses everything, but one tank. In the midst of the fight, one of the crew members gets killed. So they […]

Split

Year: 2017 Director: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula Written by Noah Jackson Breaking news, M. Night Shyamalan has made another movie. From the acclaimed director of ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Unbreakable’ to the truly incredible (note the sarcasm here) films like […]

Jackie

Year: 2017 Director: Pablo LarraĂ­n Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant Written by Tom Sheffield One thing that has really been grinding my gears over the awards season this year is the fact that over half of the films that have been getting all […]

Live by Night

Year: 2017 Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Robert Glenister, Zoe Saldana Written by Fiona Underhill I have been a big fan of Ben Affleck’s since his collaborations with Kevin Smith in his strongest trio of films; ‘Mallrats’, ‘Chasing Amy’ and ‘Dogma’. […]

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Year: 2017 Director: D.J. Caruso Starring: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Toni Collette, Samuel L. Jackson, Ice Cube Written by Nazeer Vawda When I younger, maybe between the ages of 9 and 12, I loved ‘xXx’ (2002). It was my favourite film […]

Silence

Year: 2017 Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Issei Ogata, Shin’ya Tsukamoto Written by Noah Jackson Martin Scorsese’s passion project, for what has been supposedly the last two decades, is finally here. The subject of many lawsuits for Scorsese as he continued to delay the making of […]

Born To Be Blue

Year: 2015 Director: Robert Budreau Starring: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie Written by Rhys Wortham Usually I avoid all things that say “Based on a True Story”, because in my opinion, 90% of the time they’re devoid of anything “true” in favour of an over-dramatised telling […]

Manchester by the Sea

Year: 2017 Director: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams Written by Gillian Finklea The most surpassing thing about ‘Manchester By The Sea’ is how funny it is. It is branded as a proper drama, which it is, but the gritty and real humour […]

Fences

Year: 2017 Director: Denzel Washington Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson Written by Sarah Buddery The road to this film adaptation of August Wilson’s award-winning play has been an interesting one, with the concept for a big-screen version being touted around as […]

Hidden Figures

Year: 2017 Director: Theodore Melfi Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst Written by Fiona Underhill   ‘Hidden Figures’ is doing very, very well in America. Despite stiff competition from ‘Rogue One’ and ‘La La Land’, people are turning out in great numbers […]