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Amy Ryan

Central Intelligence (2016)

I really wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to give my time over to Central Intelligence. Despite the fact that I'm a huge fan of Dwayne Johnson. And despite the fact that I always tend to at least chuckle at Kevin Hart's small and…

Goosebumps (2015)

R. L. Stine, who sounds like a pseudonym borne of a pun, published “Goosebumps”, a series of something like 60 young adult horror stories in the nineties. For all their 350 million worldwide sales, their target market missed this reviewer…

Bridge of Spies (2015)

Steven Spielberg, a man who has without doubt locked down his spot on the list of all-time great American storytellers, has tantalised with a few false dawns over recent years. Having arguably not made a great film since 2002’s Minority…

Louder Than Bombs (2015)

That switch into English can be a real killer, tripping up the best of filmmakers. Norwegian director Joachim Trier, the man behind the brilliant Oslo, August 31st brings a top draw cast and moments of subtle grandeur with him, but he also…

Breathe In (2013)

No. Just . . . . . . no. It was all feeling so right, so right, and then it all went so wrong. Breathe In is yet another movie about a mid-life crisis happening to an otherwise happy fella (Keith, played by Guy Pearce). To say it's all…

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

Having started life as a play, Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut retains much of its stagey flavour. But it also proves that Hoffman's flair for the bittersweet - evident in several of his previous roles - is not confined to his…

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

The directorial debut from Philip Seymour Hoffman provides even more to look at and critique than the directorial debut of someone we’ve never heard of. Because everyone should know by now just how great an actor Hoffman is so it’s…

Win Win (2011)

Shit. It’s a great way to start a movie (or a movie review for that matter). It’s what you say when things go wrong, it’s what you say when things go right, it’s what you say when you’re in Win Win. Mike Flaherty (Paul Gimatti) has a…