Over the last few years, we have been treated to American movies that have focussed on the wives or girlfriends of career criminals. Generally though, films such as Widows or The Kitchen have shown groups of women associated with crime getting together to prove that they are better than their deadbeat husbands, even if they are played by Liam Neeson. Set in Pittsburgh in the … Continue reading I’m Your Woman – Review
There is something unsettling about the London-set psychological thriller, Cordelia and it isn’t the neighbour, Frank (Johnny Flynn) upstairs. The titular protagonist (Antonia Campbell-Hughes, who also co-wrote the script with the film’s director, Adrian Shergold) is an actress, who twelve years earlier had an experience on the tube that scarred her for life, after she gave up her seat for a blind man. Cordelia is … Continue reading Cordelia – Review
If your boyfriend invites you to a remote villa in the middle of the desert, don’t go. That’s the moral of Revenge, a French language blood-soaked rape revenge thriller from writer-director Coralie Fargeat. Jen (Matilda Lutz) thinks she is spending some quality bikini time with her married lover, Richard (Kevin Janssens), who has invited two other guys to go hunting with him. There is a … Continue reading Revenge – Review
No self-respecting film reviewer should say too much about the police thriller, The Guilty. How then can I encourage you to see it? I can point to the compelling central performance by Jakob Cedergren as Asger Holm, a Copenhagen police officer restricted to desk duty following the fatal shooting of a suspect. Cedergren is on screen throughout – literally – and he commands your attention … Continue reading The Guilty – Review
Mark Wahlberg’s collaboration with director Peter Berg is starting to look like a thing. Mile 22 is their fourth movie together, after Lone Survivor (2013), Deepwater Horizon (2016) and Patriot’s Day (2016). Moreover these guys are in pre-production on their fifth, Wonderland, based on Ace Atkins’ 2013 novel. The latter, featuring a private eye called Spenser, could be the start of a franchise. Mile 22, … Continue reading Mile 22 – Review
War is brutal. War has been brutal. War and killing is wrong. But there are soldiers who fought for their principles as well as helping the war effort. In Hacksaw Ridge, one such man is being immortalised on the big screen. Hacksaw Ridge revolves around the true story of Desmon Doss who, during one of the bloodiest battles of WWII wound up saving the lives … Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge – Brand New Trailer!