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Running With The Devil Movie Review and Competition!

Nic is The Cook, during his day job, a mild mannered chef and a pillar of the community, after hours, a stone cold criminal running drugs across the border. So far so good. International in flavour, the film covers the cocaine trade from cultivation to distribution. It also examines the nuts and bolts of the drug trade from both the criminal and law enforcement side. This sets up multiple storylines that dovetail as the film progresses.   //   Moved along by unsavoury ...

Marriage Story Movie Review

Opening with the high of a verbal reading of lists of each other's best attributes, the film then rips that bandaid of contentment off with the very next scene. Set in a marriage consoler’s office, Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) can barely hide her contempt for husband Charlie (Adam Driver). Theirs is a love that has become venomous. Not taking editorial sides until film’s end, both parts of this union have validity in their opinions. What was once a unified direction has been whittled ...

Charlie’s Angels Movie Review

The film works hard at establishing Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the new angels and their varied ethnic backgrounds make for a refreshing change. The three start as somewhat strangers and time is taken to build their friendship through a plethora of unbelievable scenarios. They get beat up, shot at, blow up, drugged and still have perfect hair.   //   Recreating predictable harm in various exotic locations from around the globe helps to keep the ...

Ford v Ferrari Movie Review

Its two leads, Matt Damon as the American good old boy, Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as the prickly Pom, Ken Miles have great chemistry together. Their story is a bittersweet one and weaves a number of interesting elements together to create a multifaceted storyline.   //   Miles is portrayed as a family man and there are a number of touching scenes with his son Peter played by Noah Jupe and wife Mollie played by Caitriona Balfe, she of Outlander fame. While Shelby ...

Pain & Glory Movie Review

Antonio Banderas is Salvador Mallo, a famous filmmaker who is more enduring life than actually living it. His body is riddled with aliments and his creative muse has escaped him. When he reunites with an actor he worked with many years ago, Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia), they end their estrangement and reconnect.   //   Felling guilty from the years apart. Salvador gives his actor friend a script based on his life story and Alberto turns it into a one man play. This ...

Russian Film Festival – Beanpole Movie Review

Iya Sergueeva (Viktoria Miroshnichenko) and Masha (Vasilisa Perelygina) have returned from the front to a war revenged Leningrad. Iya or Beanpole works in a hospital and suffers from severe PTSD. Masha has entrusted Iya with her baby Pashka (Timofey Glazkov) until she returns from Berlin. Upon arrival in Leningrad she is confronted by the loss of her child. This is the tale of how these two women deal with the after effects of having their lives completely changed and having their hopes ...

Arctic Justice Movie review

Jeremy Renner does the voice of Swifty, an Arctic Fox trying to be a big dog. Those dogs in question pull sleds with the Arctic town’s mail service and are heroes to the small animal population. Swifty’s small stature makes him the underdog, underfox? of the piece.   //   The dialogue is rather simplistic and the situations are not overly complicated. It’s presented as a quant and easily digestible story and there is an absent of the adult innuendo that marks most ...

The Irishman Movie Review

Based on the 2004 book, I Heard You Paint Houses by a former homicide prosecutor, Charles Brandt, it focuses on the life of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran played by Robert De Niro. In a confession given after the book was published, Sheeran claims to have been the hitman behind the murder and disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa who is played by Al Pacino. Spoiler alert, his body is not buried under the turf at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.   //   The film is ...

Last Christmas Movie Review

Struggling to recover from a major surgery and enduring a succession of one night stands, she’s a mess. Her self-destructive and selfish streak has alienated her from almost all her friends (and their husbands) and she’s on the outs with her family as well. Hitting a new low by becoming homeless, she really does need a Christmas miracle.   //   Enter Tom (Henry Golding) a mysterious man she meets outside her place of employment. He gets her and her wise cracking ...

Doctor Sleep Movie Review

It picks up after the original film when we touch bases with the child Danny as he enters adulthood. His gifts have not made his life easy and he spends his days drinking, fighting and living a life of quiet despair. He relocates to an out of the way town, where the kindness of a stranger has a positive effect on his life.   //   Danny (Ewan McGregor) now lives a sober and quiet life until he is made aware of the evil temptress, Rose The Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and Abra ...