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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Lincoln (2012)

History lesson Spielberg's Lincoln, a historical film about the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and the last days of the 16th President, is a collaboration between the director, the playwright Tony Kushner who…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

I should probably start this review with a confession. I am a huge fan of all things 'superhero', in particular, Batman. From 1989 when I was 7 years old and introduced to Bruce Wayne, then played by the fantastic Michael Keaton, I have…

Looper (2012)

If you have been as excited as I have, for as long as I have, at the prospect of seeing Looper at the cinema then I am pretty sure that you won't be disappointed. It's smart enough in many ways to stop you noticing the major plotholes, it's…

Killshot (2008)

Killshot starts off with a crime going a bit wrong. Armand 'Blackbird' Degas (Mickey Rourke) is involved with this crime and it haunts him. He lost his little brother. The film then moves on to another crime, a shooting, that ALSO goes…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Nolan ends his Batman trilogy: glossy action, but warm characters too Nolan's third and final Batman epic is the big summer blockbuster of 2012. Don't even think about overlooking it if you follow mainstream movies. It's destined for and…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

As if you didn't expect it, let me begin with this reminder of my look at the whole franchise. Well, it's all been getting a bit ridiculous and distressing lately, wouldn't you agree? The release of The Dark Knight Rises should have been…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Seven years on from the first instalment of the Dark Knight trilogy Christopher Nolan releases the highly anticipated final film, The Dark Knight Rises. Set eight years on from the events that occurred in The Dark Knight, Batman is gone and…

50/50 (2011)

Cancer. The big "C". It's not usually the first thing you think of as being central to a comedy movie but it's the dark tumour at the centre of 50/50, a film from director Jonathan Levine that's actually inspired by the real life experience…

50/50 (2011)

Cancer comedy  Making a light, palatable movie out of a young man's serious cancer seems like a very risky proposition. But this is such a movie. It seems to work because it is simple and true and because of the appeal of its cast.…

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

New York City, 1983: an elderly African-American bank clerk shoots an elderly white customer dead in an unprovoked attack. The police investigation reveals the assailant was a decorated WW2 hero, and is in possession of a priceless missing…