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FILM REVIEW; CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

The family at the centre of Captain Fantastic is one the most enigmatic I’ve come across on screen. The patriarch of this family, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), is raising his six children off the grid in the woods outside Washington, USA. The family lives off nature as evidenced by their ornate treehouses or the game… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

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2015 PICKS IN FILM

Below are the Broken Cliche films of the year in no particular order. Ex Machina  I saw Ex Machina again a week before writing this and Oscar Isaac just operates with a sense of supreme thespian entitlement. That dance sequence is just dripping with the swagger of an actor in his prime. The film itself… Continue reading 2015 PICKS IN FILM

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FILM REVIEW; BRIDGE OF SPIES

The thing that continues to intrigue me about Bridge of Spies is the collaboration between Director Stephen Spielberg and the Coen brothers who garner a writing credit. I didn’t think major artistic collaborations like this happened ever. I may be wrong. To be fair the Coens shared a writing credit with Mark Charman who I… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; BRIDGE OF SPIES

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FILM REVIEW; HE NAMED ME MALALA

“What’s the first documentary you saw in theatres Delali?” My answer to that question will always be He Named me Malala and I know that’s some petty smugness but no one can take that away from me. The nature of business in our cinemas means you regularly find only the big budget mainstream movies screening… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; HE NAMED ME MALALA

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FILM-CAP; DIE HARD ORIGIN STORY…

In lieu of my indolent nature there was no Film-Cap last week although to be fair there wasn’t much film news that moved my needle. I saw the impressive Nigerian production, October 1, last week and I will state the obvious by asking you to check out my review. Reviews of The Martian, Sicario and… Continue reading FILM-CAP; DIE HARD ORIGIN STORY…

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FILM REVIEW; GLASS CHIN

Glass Chin probably wins me over from the very first shot with the glorious Laura Nyro’s Its Gonna Take a Miracle filtering through as the film’s protagonist, played by Corey Stall, jogs into view with his pooch on side. Glass Chin serves one of my favorite scripts this year by Noah Buschel, who also stands behind… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; GLASS CHIN

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FILM REVIEW; KAJAKI

British film Kajaki is the “one based of a true story” war film I can say has the feel of true events to the minutest detail. This film directed by Paul Katis narrows in on Afghanistan in 2006 and British troops situated around and important dam, the titular Kajaki, in the Helmand province. This incredibly… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; KAJAKI

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FILM REVIEW; TED 2

After watching and relishing Seth Mcfarlane’s first Ted film like most of us did it feels silly to suggest the conceit of a teddy bear come to life may have gone too far. The first film was a compelling story about friendship at its core and the idea of an exceptionally foul mouthed cuddly bear… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; TED 2

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FILM REVIEW; THE WEDDING RINGER

The Wedding Ringer offers what you might call the ridiculous mess you might expect from a film that sees a Jewish man hire a fast talking short black man as his best man and 7 other men, consisting of a rapey ex con, a borderline sex offender and a definite sex offender among others, to… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; THE WEDDING RINGER

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FILM REVIEW; DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

The first Planet of the Apes movie had an expressive political and maybe racial subtext which was intriguingly enduring. When I say first, I mean the 2011 reboot. I haven’t seen any of the 60’s versions and I have decided to pretend the 2001 mark Wahlberg version never happened. In Dawn of the Planet Apes,… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES