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Paul Giamatti

Morgan (2016)

The dangers of creating artificial lifeforms have proven to be a fertile source of inspiration for sci-fi cinema time and time again. It’s unsurprising, then, that Luke Scott - son of Ridley - should draw upon that particular pool of ideas…

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Actors' emotions are pure; movie's commercial motives, not so much This music group biopic has standard features, the humble beginnings, the rapid rise, the artistic and business conflicts, the family tragedies, the manager who's a staunch…

Love & Mercy (2014)

Too-schematic depiction of a troubled pop music genius It's another music biopic essaying a fresh angle, I'm Not There mode minus four. Instead of the six actors Todd Haynes deployed to depict the multifacetedness of Bob Dylan, the Beach…

San Andreas (2015)

"I want to move to Ohio!" Visually, at least, San Andreas beats all earthquake movies. As often as San Francisco has been torn apart on screen, it's never been reduced to a pile of rubble and a few burning hulks, and then swept over by…

Parkland (2013)

There's no doubt the assassination of then-President John F.Kennedy was a huge event in the American cultural, social and political spectrum. That being said, the question must be asked of whether there's anything more to learn or gain at…

12 Years A Slave (2013)

Well, it's happened at last. Director Steve McQueen has impressed me, and in such a way that, cinematically, shuts me up good and proper. Of course, I've only seen one other movie that he's directed (Shame) but the praise heaped upon that…

Saving Mr Banks (2013)

Where to start with the absolute joy that is Saving Mr Banks? Maybe from the beginning when it was announced Tom Hanks would be playing Walt Disney and Emma Thompson would be taking the role of P L Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. Add…

Parkland (2013)

The Kennedys have been the focus of many a film and television series. A captivating couple embedded in popular culture, there will always be a desire to find out more about them and explore their world a little more. John F. Kennedy’s…

John Dies At The End (2012)

Don Coscarelli had a loyal fan-base for life when he made the Phantasm movies. Far from perfect, especially due to Coscarelli painting himself into a corner at the end of each instalment just to work his way out of it with each sequel, they…