Tag Archives: Brad Pitt

Review: Fury (2014)

I won’t lie and say I’m not tired by Hollywood’s obsession with being gritty. If it’s not a new serious take on a superhero or a or a downbeat sequel or remake, then it’s seemingly not worth investing in. You … Continue reading

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Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB is a rewarding film about mortality, against-the-odds achievement, and a brutal critique of big business pharmaceuticals, but it becomes a really great film when it gets into analysing prejudice (for all the good it does). In the … Continue reading

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The (Very Very Belated) Worst Films of 2013 List

I tend to be pretty selective in the films I choose to watch. I’m not one of those guys who has to see absolutely everything, and would probably never pay to see something that’s been universally panned on release. Yeah … Continue reading

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Is it Wrong to Have it in for a Movie?

It’s always a tough one to discuss, the subject of critical objectivity. In an ideal world every film critic, every viewer even, would be completely objective when watching a film. But alas, there are always external forces working against us, … Continue reading

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Review: The Counsellor (2013)

For confused British viewers (including myself), THE COUNSELLOR is about a lawyer, not a therapist. Ridley Scott’s latest brings together a seemingly talented bunch of actors, craftsmen (including DARK CITY’s cinematographer and GLADIATOR’s editor) and the legendary Cormac McCarthy writing … Continue reading

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The Obligatory End of the Year Top 10 (2013)

2013 has been a bit of a downbeat year for the film world, as we’ve lost a depressing number of talented individuals before their time – Roger Ebert, Richard Griffiths, James Gandolfini, Karen Black, Paul Walker. Peter O’Toole and Ray Harryhausen passed … Continue reading

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Review: World War Z (2013)

I’ll just state from the start that I haven’t read Max Brooks’ novel, but from what I’ve heard this film adaptation bears little relation, so what does it matter? WORLD WAR Z is a painful viewing experience. Even by the standards of films … Continue reading

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Place Your Bat-Bets Now!

UPDATE 2 – 10 Aug: Scott Adkins, according to some sources, has had an audition. The British stuntman/martial artist certainly has the physical ability to portray The Dark Knight (following impressive fight choreography in THE WOLVERINE and THE EXPENDABLES 2) … Continue reading

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