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Captain Phillips (2013)

Greengrass and Hanks' Somali hijacking film favors action and emotion over specifics  *** Warning 'ere be spoilers *** Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips is a movie based on a 2009 incident of a container ship with a US captain by this…

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…

Captain Phillips (2013)

Frequently the best films are those which are hardest to watch.  The latest release from Columbia Pictures is a case in point.  The action / drama Captain Phillips, by BAFTA award winning English director Paul Greengrass and starring Tom…

Highlights from LFF Opening Night

Last night the BFI London Film Festival kicked off in style with Paul Greengrass directed Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener and Max Martini. Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass's multi-layered examination of…

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…

Cloud Atlas (2012)

It can't be done? Then let's do it! Cloud Atlas is an amazing, impressive and extremely puzzling film. It's based on an unfilmmable and brilliant 2004 novel by the English writer David Mitchell. I don't begrudge anybody their pleasure in…

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell’s best selling novel, has come bursting onto screens from the pages from which it originated with astonishing results. If ever there was an argument for collaborative direction, this is it. From the people behind…