Horrible Bosses 2 – film review

The first Horrible Bosses film was a passable schmosy comedy that took the universal idea of exacting revenge upon employers that make your life utterly miserable and ran with it to an extreme conclusion. It wasn’t exactly a smash-hit, but its relatable premise and likable trio of out-of-their-depth leads made it an enjoyable farce. Now, …

Culture Film November 24, 2014

Interstellar – film review

Oh Christopher Nolan, you just keep on giving don’t you? In the last 15 years alone, the man has given the world such cinematic gems as Memento, The Dark Knight and Inception. Now he’s going beyond our world, and even our galaxy, with the highly-anticipated Interstellar – a film nerds like myself will devour with fan-boy glee. While …

Culture Film November 4, 2014

Nightcrawler – film review

Luke Hearfield reviews Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy’s LA-set thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal First-time director Dan Gilroy holds a mirror up to the grubby world of tabloid journalism in this satirical thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal in a career-best performance. Nightcrawler centres its story around edgy protagonist Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal), a twisted nocturnal sociopath who, after a chance …

Culture Film November 1, 2014

Whiplash – London Film Festival review

Luke Hearfield reviews Whiplash, which is screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival Wowzers! Phwar! Da-amn! Those were the words (if you can call them words) that sprung to me when Damian Chazelle’s Whiplash came to a close – yep, my mind was actually blown. Met with rousing applause at this year’s BFI …

Foxcatcher – London Film Festival review

Luke Hearfield reviews Foxcatcher, which was screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival ahead of its wider release So Magic Mike, the Hulk and Brick Tamland walk into a wrestling ring… Yeah, when I first heard the line-up for Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher I was slightly bedazzled by the triumvirate of unorthodox talent selected to carry this …

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