Film Reviews

REVIEW: Beasts Of No Nation (2015)

A lot was expected of ‘Beasts Of No Nation’, partly due to the nature of its release – a film mainly distributed via Netflix – and partly because of the hype surrounding breakthrough director Cary Joji Fukunaga. His projects thus far have demonstrated great versatility,…

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REVIEW: The Drop (2014)

Written by Sam James You’d think mixing the late, great Soprano, James Gandolfini, with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, would make an excellent crime-drama. That’s what I thought at least, but I felt somewhat robbed by ‘The Drop’, my valuable time wasted on a film…

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REVIEW: Into The Wild (2007)

WRITTEN BY SAM JAMES Sean Penn’s most recent directorial outing ‘Into The Wild’ has, in my experience been a word of mouth film, and that word is usually “amazing” followed quickly by “ahh you’ve got to watch it”. I was introduced to it through a…

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REVIEW: Blow (2001)

WRITTEN BY SAM JAMES ‘Blow’ is a great film. ‘Blow’ is a good film. ‘Blow’ is ok. Retrospective writing is a challenge, unless the film transcends time which is the signifier of a truly great film. If a film does achieve such a status, it…