Movie Review: Rush (2013)

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde Director: Ron Howard Rating: 15 Genre: Action, Biography, Drama Rush was released in 2013 and originally, I had absolutely no desire to see it despite the good reviews because I wasn’t interested in F1 or racing in any way. Since then, having had my eyes opened to the …

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Movie Review: Hansel and Gretal (2013)

What it’s about: Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. Genre: Action, Fantasy Rating: 15 Director: Tommy Wirkola Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, …

Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

What it’s about: In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Genre: Biography, Drama, History Rating: 15 Director: Jean-Marc Valleé Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

What it’s about: Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama Rating: PG Director: John Lee Hancock Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson Review: Out of all the amazing films that …

Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

What it’s about: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Genre: Biography, Drama, History Rating: 15 Director: Steve McQueen Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch Lupita Nyong’o, Review: I’ve actually been somewhat worried about typing up this review …

Movie Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

What it’s about: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Genre: Biography, Drama Rating: 12A Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Chernus Director: Paul Greengrass Review: I literally …

Movie Review: Now You See Me

What it’s about: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Genre: Crime, Mystery Rating: 12A Director: Louis Leterrier Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane Review: Without …

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

What it’s about: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime Rating: 18 Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal Review: …

Movie Review: Lovelace

What it’s about: The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life. Genre: Biography, Drama Rating: 18 Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Starring: Amanda Seyfrield, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Adam Brody, James Franco. Review: I …