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Mama (2013)

Foster children A handsome man called Jeffrey (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) commits murder at the workplace, kills his ex-wife, kidnaps and runs away with their two little girls, Victoria (Morgan McGarry, Megan Charpentier), and little Lilly…

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,…

Lawless (2012)

*** Warning 'ere be spoilers ***   Hard knocks in the backwoods Jessica Chastain, a striking redhead, fits well in movies of stark settings and strong inexpressible emotion, can we say? She burst on the scene last year, and was…

Lawless (2012)

The last time director John Hillcoat and writer Nick Cave (proving himself just as capable of crafting great movies as he is at crafting great music) teamed up it gave audiences The Proposition - an absolutely fantastic movie that drew…

Coriolanus (2011)

A modern retelling of one of Shakespeare’s lesser known tragedies, Coriolanus is the directorial debut of Ralph Fiennes, who also stars as the titular General. The contemporary tale of war, politics, and betrayal begins with civil…

Take Shelter (2011)

*** Warning 'ere be spoliers *** Take Shelter has gone round the world to high acclaim, with praise lavished especially on Michael Shannon’s portrayal of the protagonist, Curtis, who starts having vivid dreams and visions about an…

The Help (2011)

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. The Help isn't what you would call a BAD film - the script and direction from Tate Taylor is dependable and completely predictable while the performances from all of the cast members really elevate every…

Take Shelter (2011)

Prophetic paranoia Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter, about a construction worker in small town Ohio who begins having terrible dreams that make him think he's crazy but that he also suspects may be true, seems like a simple genre movie at…

Take Shelter (2011)

Can you imagine waking up one morning, staring into the mirror and feeling separate from the reflected image, as if you were actually looking at some obscure portrait? Can you imagine the terror of not being able to distinguish reality from…