Tag : james berman

Review: Sully – filled with remarkable tension

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The story of the miracle on the Hudson is one of the most extraordinary in aviation history. This film tells the story of US Airways Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s involvement in the forced water landing of flight 1549 and its aftermath. It is the work of legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood; … Read More

Review: Rogue One – possesses a few character problems

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Being the eighth movie in the Star Wars universe Rogue One had a lot to deliver. Does it? In short…almost. It tells the story of Jyn Erso and a band of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The film moves along at a tremendous … Read More

Review: The Accountant – A fun ride but doesn’t quite add up

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the star power of Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, this film is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. The Accountant tells the story of Christian Wolff, a maths whizz who works as a freelance accountant for some very dangerous criminal operations. This movie is a lot … Read More

Review: The Jungle Book – A treat for all senses

2 years ago / 143 comments

Everyone is familiar with the 1967 animation, so this new version of The Jungle Book had a lot to live up to. Those who were concerned need not have worried, though, because this film definitely delivers, in a big way. Directed by Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame, it gives new life to … Read More

Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane – A non-stop thrill ride

2 years ago / 0 comments

In January, the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane was released, taking the Internet by storm as this movie was made completely in secret, something that never happens in modern day cinema. It tells the story of woman being held within a shelter with two men who claim the outside world has … Read More

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – A messy disappointment

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Batman and Superman in the same movie – entering the cinema, audiences will be hoping for the best superhero film they’ve ever seen. They will be disappointed. This isn’t just the story of Bruce Wayne trying to get revenge on Superman for the destruction of Metropolis during 2013’s Man of … Read More

Review: Grimsby – The sad decline of a once great comedian

3 years ago / 0 comments

Grimsby is the fifth full feature film written by Sacha Baron Cohen, and the audience will find that his ridiculous style of comedy is beginning to tire. It is about a spy, played by Mark Strong, who is found by his brother, Nobby (Cohen himself), after they became separated as young children. … Read More

Comment: Did Leo deserve his Oscar?

3 years ago / 0 comments

It was always a sure thing – even his competitors came out in support for him – but was The Revenant worthy of being Leo’s Oscar-winning performance? I don’t need to tell you that, on Sunday evening in Los Angeles, he finally took home gold (social media went so crazy that the only way … Read More

Review: Spotlight – A worthy tale, delicately told

3 years ago / 0 comments

Spotlight is the kind of movie that you discuss, dissect and debate on the walk home from a packed cinema on a chilly Sunday night; directed by Tom McCarthy, it is designed to make the audience feel uncomfortable. And rightly so. This movie tells the true story of the Boston … Read More

Review: The Big Short – A light-hearted lesson

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Big Short is the newest offering from director Adam McKay, containing an all-star cast featuring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. It follows the stories of separate characters who managed to predict the credit and housing crisis of the mid-2000s, then used this information to attempt … Read More