movies

Goodbye World (2013) – Review

Directed by Denis Hennelly
Written by Denis Hennelly & Sarah Adina Smith
Starring Adrian Grenier, Scott Mescudi, Mark Webber, Kerry Bishé, Caroline Dhavernas

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Joe (2013) – Review

Nicholas Cage’s movie career is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. I have said on more than one occasion that Cage is an excellent actor but sometimes makes spectacularly bad choices. If you check out his CV, there are pearls there, to be sure, but for every one of those, there’s at least half a dozen Ghost Rider sequels that could potentially queer his pitch.

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Garden Of Words (2013) – Review

A Capsule Review
This latest film, Garden Of Words, from visionary animator Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimetres Per Second) is above all else, gorgeous to look at. Dubbed ‘eye porn’ by some, it is hard deny the quality of the imagery on display, and Shinkai’s use of all of the elements in a scene will not be new to fans of his back catalogue. Writing and Direction credits are applied to Shinkai here and it is very clear that he is indeed fostering a continued, now familiar artistic thread throughout all of his work.

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Blue Ruin (2014) – Review

Showing for the first time on our shores in February (Glasgow), despite doing the festival rounds for the best part of a year, starting in Cannes last May, cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier directs only his second feature here in the form of moody thriller, Blue Ruin. Out on a limited release in cinemas on May 2nd 2014, the film is already available on demand globally.

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In Your Eyes (2014) – Review

Love must be in the air, what with At Middleton first and then this, an unexpected romance from the pen of Joss Whedon. Yes, unlikely as it may seem, it is indeed the same Joss Whedon responsible (writing and production) for this rather unusual tale of two people, polar opposites it would seem, that are somehow telepathically connected from a very early age, who find each other, by literal accident, twenty years later. It has been called a metaphysical love story and to be fair, the focus is on the romance rather than the supernatural, so know this before you part with your hard-earned folding paper.

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Kill Your Darlings (2013) – Review

Biopics already have their hands full. Dealing with the life history of one human being, notorious for one thing or another is hard enough. Encompassing, as it must, a considered, well researched detail about the subject. Just the kind person they are, how they look and their mannerisms alone is not enough. There needs to be a narrative explaining why they are, not just simply who.

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