Project Type: Thriller

Felt

Year: 2014 Director: Jason Banker Starring: Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, Ryan Creighton, Elizabeth Ferrara Written by Dalton Brown Like most movies, when it came to ‘Felt’, I had heard some good things and I had heard some bad things. The ticks in the positive column outweighed the negatives […]

The Gift

Year: 2015 Director: Joel Edgerton Starring: Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Hall Written by Nick Deal ‘The Gift’ has gone under the radar for a lot of people, even for myself initially. It wasn’t until I saw a billboard advertisement that I decided to investigate further, and upon […]

Hannibal

Year: 2001 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta Written by Nick Deal After the success of ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’, it was inevitable that a sequel would follow and continue the story of Hollywood’s most famous cannibal, although I’m rather surprised […]

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Year: 2014 Director(s): Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green Written by Rhys Wortham Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes The recurring theme found in most Noir films is that they were sombre action-thrillers. They are gritty, with real world elements, tones of mystery […]

Disconnect

 Year: 2012 Director: Henry Alex Rubin Starring: Jason Bateman, Haley Ramm, Frank Grillo, Alexander Skarsgard Written by Patrick Alexander It’s not often, as a viewer, you find a film as gritty, dark, hulking, and real as ‘Disconnect’. When I first clicked play, I knew one thing: Jason Bateman was the headliner, […]

True Story

Year: 2015 Director: Rupert Goold Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill Written by Patrick Alexander Every now and again a film comes out of nowhere and hits you like a ton of bricks – so unexpected, so abrupt. ‘True Story’ was that movie for me. A delicate, somewhat baroque, […]

The Counsellor

 Year: 2013 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt Written by Patrick Alexander “Men are attracted to flawed women too of course, but their illusion is that they can fix them. They just want to be entertained. The truth about women […]

Sin City

Year: 2005 Director(s): Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez (and Quentin Tarantino) Starring: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Josh Hartnett, Benicio del Toro, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, Nick Stahl, Clive Owen  Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz The UK release of ‘Sin City’ caused quite a stir in 2005. Visually and […]

The Game

Year: 1997 Director: David Fincher Starring: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn Written by Chris Winterbottom I adore the work of David Fincher. At least two films of his are wrestling with other classics to break into my top ten films of all time. To sit down and revisit the […]

The Silence Of The Lambs

Year: 1991 Director: Jonathan Demme Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster  Written by Nick Deal I will soon be undergoing a house move, which means there has been ample opportunity for me to have a root around in my DVD collection whilst packing stuff into various boxes. I saw the iconic DVD […]

San Andreas

Year: 2015 Director: Brad Peyton Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Disaster movies are never as groundbreaking as the earthquakes and twisters they depict. It’s a sub-genre which allows for very little originality or plot depth, and for that reason, I wasn’t […]

Starred Up

Year: 2014 Director: David Mackenzie Starring: Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend Written by Nick Deal I will keep this review short and sweet, otherwise I could find myself writing a dissertation length piece on what is truly an incredible piece of British realist cinema. There is so much to love […]