reviews

47 Ronin (2013) – Review & Trailer

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Nowhere near as awful as some may have you believe. Depending upon what/who you read, this re-telling of a well-loved Japanese tale of honour and revenge is far more than maybe most blinkered critics originally saw.

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Blue Jasmine (2013) – Review & Trailer

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I say it every year. I really wish that Woody Allen would let someone else direct. I know he’s a control freak and I know he believes that only he knows how he wants his imagination to unfold on screen, but really, the man needs a little bit of collaboration in his life. It may be too late and by now he may be passed the point where he could listen to a contradictory opinion, even if he wanted to.

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) – Review & Trailer

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Show me the money.

Not for the first time, Martin Scorsese heads up a project that revolves around the anticipation and acquisition of financial wealth and power in business, by any means necessary. Not unlike many of his Oscar stabs of the past decade or two, the means by which this almighty dollar is procured is not exactly legal.

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013) – Review & Trailer

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At this time of year, it’s almost expected that any movie worth its salt will have strong acting performances. They are a given requirement for awards consideration, so any actor hoping to be revered for their talent had better be on their game. It may be the quality of their acting or even, as is the case here, the method by which their characters are achieved. If you’re lucky, you’ll get both; committed and convincing performances that show how far those actors will go for their craft and just how good they are it, too.

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Fruitvale Station (2013) – Review & Trailer

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Coming from a generation that finds it difficult to get emotionally charged at the best of times (it’s in my genes, what can I say?) it is a rare thing indeed for me to get upset by a mere movie. The last time I had to wipe away a tear at a film was probably The Impossible. You know, the bit where the father finds his kids? Well that was a year and three hundred plus movies ago and Fruitvale Station is the latest film on an increasingly rare list; those films that made me, that stubborn bad-tempered grump that I am, well up and look for the tissues.

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