Film Review: Domino

Brian De Palma’s Domino is a curious little thriller. The narrative suggests a serious tone, which is contradicted by the style.  Detectives Christian and his long-time partner Lars attempt to apprehend a suspect, but something goes wrong. Christian wants revenge for his critically injured partner, but terrorists and the CIA have other ideas… Domino is a by-the-numbers thriller, focusing on […]

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Film Review: Brimstone

Martin Koolhoven’s film is unrelenting and unforgiving. Brimstone can be difficult to watch, but it enthrals nevertheless. Liz provides a midwifery service, along with her young daughter, for the women in her village. When a new preacher arrives in town, Liz immediately fears that she and her family are in danger… Brutish and bruising, Brimstone is a thriller that does not […]

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Film Review: Iron Man 3

Lashings of humour make Iron Man 3 an enjoyable ride. This may not be what all viewers expect, but it is the aspect that makes the film so entertaining. Following the success of the Avengers initiative, Tony Stark is compulsively working to improve his technology. When a new threat hits close to home, Stark realises that he must concentrate on […]

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Justice Trailer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlVvSLOMHzo[/youtube] Justice is a new thriller staring Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones. I’m not sure if Nicolas Cage and January Jones would be married in real life, but that’s not really the point. From the trailer, the plot appears fairly predictable. However the film looks like it could be a lot of fun. And Guy Pearce is always […]

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Film Review: Animal Kingdom

The message that violence begets violence is rarely illustrated more clearly than in a film such as Animal Kingdom. David Michôd’s drama is compelling, and brimming with great performances. After Joshua ‘J’ Cody’s mother dies of a drug overdose, he goes to live with his grandmother and her family. J becomes trapped between his criminal family and the detective who […]

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