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James Gandolfini

Enough Said (2013)

There are only a handful of actors, who can achieve brilliance for their portrayal of a television character.  Before Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, there was James Gandolfini, whose performance as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos brought him…

Enough Said (2013)

Enough Said is the cinema equivalent of a giant hug. Featuring the late James Gandolfini in one of his last roles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the ever brilliant Toni Collette, it tells the story of Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (Gandolfini).…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Kathryn Bigelow has become quite the crowd pleaser in recent years and it's good to see her becoming so successful after years of being relatively unknown to most people apart from those (like me) who loved Point Break and Near Dark.…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Wonder woman From Kathryn Bigelow, gifted maker of macho action films, comes Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Bin Laden that ended in a Navy Seal kill raid in Pakistan in May 2011. The film is realistic and in-your-face in style,…

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Sleazy crooks at work, and in conversation Rumour has it that George V. Higgins, whose 1974 novel Cogan's Trade Andrew Dominik's new movie Killing Them Softly is based on, is a master of lowlife criminals' disreputable doings and salty…

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Andrew Dominik's meaty, vigorous and suitably violent third feature will have fans of the gritty low-level gangster genre just about satisfied mainly due to its cast of top-shelf performers. Brad Pitt is the devilishly cool, cynical…

Tony Scott – A Top 10

I was as shocked and stunned as anyone when I heard about the death of Tony Scott. The circumstances were as strange as the actual death - Tony Scott sadly committed suicide by jumping off a bridge - but let's leave the numerous, emotional…

In The Loop (2009)

The Academy is wrong most of the time, but sometimes it does a great job of bringing attention to little-known movies; a case in point is In The Loop, which received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay last year. Based on Armando…