Looking back on…American Hustle

American Hustle (2013) Directed by: David O'Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner Written by Nathan Twitter | Website The first draft of this review initially featured the following line and the following line only; 'American Hustle is the good type of batsh*t crazy cinema you want'. I feel that Sarah was after... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Leonardo DiCaprio Performances

He finally picked up the much-deserved Best Actor Oscar for The Revenant at last nights Oscars, so I thought what better time than any to look back on my favourite DiCaprio performances.  What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below.  5. The Wolf of Wall Street    A recent role for Leo... Continue Reading →

Oscars 2016: Live Blog

Here's the full rundown of what went down at the 88th Academy Awards. I was live blogging so if you want to read in chronological order, start from the bottom and work your way up!  5:05am: Wowsers it is late, but what a great show, even spread of winners and super happy with how many... Continue Reading →

Oscar Predictions 2016

  Not long to go now, so here is the last in my series of special pre-Oscars posts. Here I’ll be looking at the main categories and giving my predictions. I’m going to outline what I think is the most likely to win, but also which one I would like to win. You can check... Continue Reading →

Spotlight Review: Getting the Job Done

Director: Tom McCarthy Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James Please note, this review contains minor spoilers, but it’s a true story so I don’t feel too bad about spoiling some things! The Overview The true story of the Boston Globe investigative news team, “Spotlight”, who tirelessly worked to uncover a huge... Continue Reading →

The Big Short Review: Money Talks

Director: Adam McKay Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt The Overview Four seemingly insignificant people predict the credit and and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to try and take down the big banks whose greed and lack of foresight is setting them on the path to certain disaster. The... Continue Reading →

The Revenant Review: A Dish Best Served Cold

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter The Overview A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. (Source: IMDB) The Good Where do I start? Expectations were... Continue Reading →

The Hateful Eight Review: Bloody & Brilliant

Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth The Overview Trapped in a harsh Wyoming blizzard, a bounty hunter, a prisoner, a hangman, and a whole host of other nefarious characters find shelter in a cabin; but as John Ruth (Russell) says, “One of them fellas is... Continue Reading →

Room Review: Gut-wrenchingly Powerful Drama

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen Please note, this review contains minor spoilers - but no more than is already spoilt in the trailer! The Overview Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue, Room is the story of five-year-old Jack (Tremblay), his “Ma” (Brie Larson), and their unbelievable... Continue Reading →

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