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The Drop – There’s enough to play with

The Drop (US/2014) UK Release by 20th Century Fox – 14th November 2014 Directed by Michaël R. Roskam Brief Synopsis: Everyone in the neighbourhood works together to make a living. The past can be haunting and the future must be sourced at any cost, law abiding or not. Bob Saginowski finds himself entangled right at the centre after a string of unfortunate events.  There is an assuring sense of dread, morbid humour and a fine American setting for a simmering thriller: the deep of Brooklyn. This weighted tale from Dennis Lehane… Read more The Drop – There’s enough to play with

The Riot Club – It is controversial and uncertain, but not to be missed either

The Riot Club (UK/2014) UK Release by Universal Pictures International – 19th September 2014 Directed by Lone Scherfig Brief Synopsis: It is all about reputation and worth in this destructive depiction of two first-year students at Oxford University falling under hard times. It is almost an edge of your seat thriller, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons. I moaned, clutched my churning stomach and even felt like spitting across the room at one point (in disgust that is). There was even the occasional glance down at my watch, never a good… Read more The Riot Club – It is controversial and uncertain, but not to be missed either

Short Reflections from the Silver Screen – Song for Marion

UK, 2012. Directed by Paul Andrew Williams Terence Stamp plays a grumpy old man who is struggling to come to terms with his long-term partners illness. Vanessa Redgrave plays his charming partner who has been diagnosed with cancer, but she still makes a great effort to go and sing with her quirky choir, all are of a similar age and have their own ingenuity about them. One can easily guess what emotions to expect from such a story, but Paul Andrew Williams digs deeper and gives a heartfelt soul to… Read more Short Reflections from the Silver Screen – Song for Marion

Short Reflections from the Silver Screen – Erin Brockovich

US, 2000. Directed by Steven Soderbergh Julia Roberts is glamorised in an aura of beauty and brutality. She is marvellous and wicked. From rags to riches, this is a tale of how one woman fights through the poverty beckoned upon her and finds her feet in a job she does best. However, she is not all honest and fair-minded, she is out for revenge. She uses people in her path to self-serve her success. Should this be the route to success? Probably not, but for Erin, she has no choice;… Read more Short Reflections from the Silver Screen – Erin Brockovich