Tag: drama

The Violators (2015)
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The Violators (2015)

The Violators is a grim piece of British cinema, but it’s one that puts forward both the cast and first time writer-director Helen Walsh as ones to keep an eye on in the future. Reminiscent of the movies that we’ve seen from the brilliant Shane Meadows, the film only really […]

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)
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The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

Based on a novel by Phoeve Gloeckner, which I haven’t read so cannot comment on, and written and directed by Marielle Heller, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is the tale of a girl, obviously, doing her best to rush into womanhood while being warped and shaped by the selfish […]

Welcome To Me (2014)
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Welcome To Me (2014)

Kristen Wiig is, to me, one of the best comic actors working at this moment. Not only is she uproariously funny, but she’s also just great at embodying any character. And that’s why I expected great things from Welcome To Me, a movie that seemed designed to showcase her with […]

The Messenger (2015)
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The Messenger (2015)

I wonder how long it will be until someone tags this film “The Sick Sense”? In fact, I should stop wondering. I just did it, didn’t I? Well, that’s a not entirely inaccurate summation of this movie. Robert Sheehan plays the central character, a young man, Jack, driven to insanity […]

Maggie (2015)
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Maggie (2015)

Maggie is the film that you’ve (possibly) been hearing about for some time now. It’s the one that ask Schwarzenegger to actually act. It’s the zombie movie that’s not really focused on being a zombie movie. And it’s pretty damn good. The deceptively simple story sees Wade Vogel (Big Arnie) […]

Brand New-U (2015)
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Brand New-U (2015)

A man (Lachlan Nieboer) watches the woman he loves (Nora-Jane Noone) being snatched away in the middle of the night. He is, understandably, distraught. He then becomes confused when he unmasks one of the people who broke into his home to find . . . . . the woman he […]

The Road Within (2014)
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The Road Within (2014)

I really liked The Road Within for a number of reasons. First of all, it had fantastic performances from a cast that lined up Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz, Dev Patel, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick in the leading roles. Secondly, it felt like an updated version of The Dream Team […]

Paper Planes (2014)
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Paper Planes (2014)

As you may be able to glean from the title, Paper Planes is about paper planes. There’s a young boy named Dylan (Ed Oxenbould) who finds that he has a gift for making paper planes. A gift that could take him to the grand final of the junior paper plane […]

Every Secret Thing (2014)
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Every Secret Thing (2014)

Every Secret Thing has two young girls stealing a baby. The baby dies. This isn’t a spoiler. These events occur just before, and during, the opening credits. I’m telling you this right now because it may be the sort of movie that you need to steel yourself to watch. Anyway, […]

Hector (2015)
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Hector (2015)

Being homeless is no joke. It’s a horrible, scary state of affairs. So it’s nice to find that Hector, a film in which the titular character (played by Peter Mullan) is himself homeless, isn’t without moments of humour. It’s not a laugh a minute, but the film never goes all […]