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Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor depicts an American operation in Afghanistan that went badly awry. This gung-ho memoir of one man's actual experience is notable for its realism of physical detail. It tells a war story of soldiers who die honourably in…

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

It is hard to make a film truly engaging when faced with bringing true life to the big screen.  The idea of murdering a spurned lover is such a common plot device, it is now overly used in bad ‘obsessive/doomed’ relationship stories that…

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

If anyone needs further proof that Daniel Radcliffe is actually a decent actor, Kill Your Darlings is the film to watch. Chronicling the rise of the Beat generation, it counts Dane DeHaan, Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen and Michael C Hall among…

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) is a charismatic and rebellious student at Columbia University who draws the attention of new literature student Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe). Ginsberg isn’t afraid to challenge his lecturer on great writing…

Rampart (2011)

Rampart tells the story of corrupt police officer Dave ‘Date rape’ Brown, played by Woody Harrelson. Set in Los Angeles in the late nineties, the film focuses around the infamous Rampart police scandals with Brown our main protagonist and…

3:10 To Yuma (2007)

Having never seen the original 3:10 To Yuma, I cannot say how this remake directed by James Mangold compares to it. I can, however, say that this is an enjoyable Western with a great cast that should be enjoyed by fans of the genre.…

Rampart (2011)

During his twenty-plus year career, which includes the role of Woody Boyd from Cheers, his Oscar-nominated turn as Larry Flynt and fighting the undead in Zombieland, Woody Harrelson has always been an actor at the top of his game, even…

Contraband (2012)

Going astray -- just one more time January, in the US, is seen as Hollywood's dump-the-rubbish month. And that may be true, but it has its plus side. Movies that come out at this time are pleasantly free of Oscar pretension. You can let…

Contraband (2012)

Gritty, pumped and stylish Contraband has great action thriller DNA. Over the course of 100 or so minutes, the film ties the viewer’s stomach in knots refusing to release until the very end, as things go about as bad as they can go in the…