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It’s been nearly two decades since Filth writer Irvine Welsh saw a great adaptation of his work in the form of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting.  Given his bleak subject matter it’s perhaps not surprising that filmmakers are so fasc...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prisoners

Coming after his much lauded, and Oscar nominated, Incendies, all eyes are on Prisoners’ director Denis Villeneuve to see if he can repeat the trick of making an engaging drama mystery for a more mainstream audience.  With the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

In terms of recent big movie news, nothing has come close to eclipsing the announcement of Ben Affleck as the new Batman. Although it’s a perfectly good and logical choice, the storm of outrage that followed was quite frankly r...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pain And Gain

Pain & Gain director Michael Bay has long since been a filmmaker of excess.  Whether he’s destroying Alcatraz in The Rock, wiping out New York in Armageddon or simply kicking seven shades of metal with his Transformers fran...
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 Guns

Aah, the tried and trusted buddy action comedy, a staple of the summer blockbuster season. Throw in a pair of mismatched and flawed heroes, pit them against a scenery chewing bad guy and a host of plot twisting complications, b...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Only God Forgives

When it was announced Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling were re-teaming, many presumed it might be to work on that film’s sequel, Driven. However, going as off-kilter in terms of plot as you can, t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Iceman

The killer is huge, 6’4 1/2″, 300 pounds of hard muscle running to fat.  Dark, almost black, eyes stare implacably at you from under heavy, sleepy lids.  There’s no mercy, no feeling in those eyes; he’s a black hole...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fast And Furious 6

There is something of an internal conflict happening after seeing Fast & Furious 6. Brain and heart are having a punch-up of Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee proportions. Brain can’t quite fathom how heart can possibly think the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deadfall

Thanksgiving is one of America’s gifts to the movie world and Deadfall, a violent thriller from a promising Austrian director, joins a litany of movies (as diverse as Grumpy Old Men, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Hannah...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gimme The Loot

Enjoying a warm reception at Sundance and SXSW alike, Adam Leon makes his feature debut with this affectionate tale of youth which spans two days in the sweltering heat of the Bronx. A New Yorker himself, Leon uses his knowledg...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dead Man Down

Slick crime boss Alphonse (Terrence Howard) isn’t having the best of days.  Someone is playing mind games with him, sending him cryptic threats, and now his most trusted men are turning up dead.  During a violent shoot-out with...