Browsing all posts from July, 2012.

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Lola Versus

Lola Versus
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Greta Gerwig is so revered in weird, slightly stuffy, indie circles that, regardless of how the films she’s in are received, the caveat ‘Gerwig does her best to redeem the picture’ is almost always applied. Such is the case with Lola Versus, a study of [...]

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The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises
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I’m someone who’s willing to put my hands up and admit that I preferred Batman Begins to The Dark Knight. I prefer preamble to action, brooding awakenings to car chases. I am not an action movie man but Chris Nolan is a sufficiently intelligent filmmaker [...]

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The Dark Knight Rises Plot

The Dark Knight Rises Plot

Several years have passed since the events of The Dark Knight… All of Gotham thinks that Batman killed Harvey Dent and some cops so Bruce Wayne has returned to his burnt mansion, hung up his suit and put on quite a bit of weight (flab, [...]

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The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man
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Words by John Hewitt. Spiderman played a big part in my childhood. I religiously watched the cartoons, I read the comics and I lamented my inability to climb up walls and swing through cities on a daily basis. When the first Spiderman film came out [...]

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Magic Mike

Magic Mike
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Words by Nick Hilton. It’s interesting to see a slightly offbeat Sundance style drama earning queues of screaming fans outside the cinema. It probably helps if your film is about male strippers and stars Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer in predominantly topless roles. [...]

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Killer Joe

Killer Joe
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Words by Nick Hilton. The second wave of Matthew McConaughey’s career continues with his finger-lickin’ role in William Friedkin’s Killer Joe. He plays the title character, a cop who runs a side line in killing people for cash and is employed by Emile Hirsch and [...]