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Film Review: Life

“You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.” Alien is the second feature film from British director Ridley— wait. Wrong film. Life, directed by Daniel Espinosa, follows the six-person crew of the International Space Station as they intercept a space probe […]Read More

The Month In Films: March

LOGAN – (MUST-SEE) The end of an era. In Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, Fox appears to have pulled out all the stops. Following on from Deadpool’s R-rated success, this conclusion of an epic character arc promises to be full of gore and expletives. The story follows an ageing Logan/Wolverine caring for an ailing […]Read More

Film Review: Everest

  “Human-beings simply aren’t built to function, at the cruising altitude of a 747”     – Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) Based on the harrowing, monumental true events of the May 1996 disaster, Baltasar Kormákur’s stunning biographical drama tells the story of two expedition groups’ summit and survival attempts amid the ever changeable, hostile environments that […]Read More

Film Review: Southpaw

‘There are certain things you know are going to happen in a movie like this.’ – Chris Stuckmann Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whittaker, Rachel McAdams and is a film that focuses on the redemption of a world boxing champion (Billy Hope, played by Gyllenhaal) after a series of tragic events forces his life on […]Read More

Defining Moments: Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal’s been acting since the age of 10, after approximately 25 feature films he’s now considered one of the most talented professionals currently working, with talent that rivals the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Tom Cruise and many more. To get to this level of prestige, Jake has had to blend consistency, variety […]Read More

Movie Monday: End of Watch

Title: End of Watch Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf2K9GzgiF0 Synopsis: First of all we see a film that looks like a buddy-cop movie, with Officers Taylor (Gyllenhaal) and Zavala (Peña) attaching camcorders to themselves to capture their police antics on camera. Throughout the film, we see the two partners take down many criminals, but what stands out […]Read More

Filling in ‘Enemy’

This is the first in a new feature, where other writers and I can go in depth, explore and interpret films that not many people may understand. The first film I have chosen to do is Enemy, Enemy is one of my favourite films of 2014 and definitely I think one of the most underrated. But […]Read More

Film Review: Nightcrawler

“Why you pursue something is as important as what you pursue.” Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of his career in a role that combines the nonchalant anti-hero of De Niro’s Travis Bickle with the charismatic self-righteousness of Christian Bale’s Patrick Bateman. In a society so obsessed with materialism and the media, it’s quite surprising that […]Read More