Archive for October, 2017

27th October
2017
written by Adam

An American suburban development Post WWII is rattled when a new set of neighbors move in to their lily white community; meanwhile, Gardner (Matt Damon), Nicky (Noah Jupe), and sisters Rose and Margaret (Julianne Moore) have their own crisis to quelch in the face murder, theft, adultery, and being alive as part of the greatest generation, how can anyone possibly come out smelling like a rose?Written by Joel and Ethan Coen along with Grant Heslov and George Clooney and Directed by George Clooney, the look, tone, and timber all feel very Coen by construction, but the overall sustenance received from this gallop down memory lane unfortunately just doesn’t exist. Touted as a comedy by some and a mystery by others, the film doesn’t really seem to appear as either, except to perhaps leave the audience wondering where’s the comedy and irony we’ve come to expect from this production team? Furthermore disappointing in its overall execution, Suburbicon appears lacking in the magnetic X factor necessary to punch this seemingly easy field goal through the uprights. Suburbicon is rated R.

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27th October
2017
written by Adam

Heart surgeon Steven Murphy(Colin Farrell) is married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), they have two children Kim and Bob (Raffey Cassidy and Sunny Suljic), their life seems normal. But, when Martin (Barry Keoghan), the son of one of Steven’s patients starts hanging around the family, Steven is faced with making an unthinkable sacrifice in a Hammurabic way. Finding balance in chaos, will that even be possible? From Writer Director Yorgos Lanthimos, this disturbing and nightmarish endurance test rolls out calculated and metered delivery as the horror amplifies and magnifies calling in to question what’s fair, what’s right, clearing guilt, settling arrogance, and facing rage when faced with unreasonable forces. Conjuring up some of this year’s most disturbing and eye grating imagery, here’s your psychological horror just in time for Halloween, you’ve been warned. The Killing of a Sacred Deer is rated R.

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20th October
2017
written by Adam

Shellshocked, author Alan A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) returns home to his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie) after World War I; upon the birth of their son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston, Alex Lawther), Milne would focus his talents towards the creation of the beloved stories of Winnie the Pooh, a well intended outlet with unexpected consequences. In the wings, nanny Olive (Kelly MacDonald) looks on with regret as the child she helped raise slowly loses his place in world. With a new terror rising in Germany the inner workings of the Milne family are up for examination. Directed by Simon Curtis and written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughn this biopic look at the Milne family continues the recent trend of panning for gold from compelling but less identified figures in history coming up with a sizable nugget. Showcasing the strengths of the ensemble there doesn’t appear to be a note out of tune, although, a truncated act three does seem to condense a large portion of history; none the less, rolling in just under two hours of runtime Christopher Robin doesn’t overstay his welcome and accomplishes what’s necessary, the telling of an interesting story in a reasonably straightforward yet interesting way. Matinee worthy, Goodbye Christopher Robin is rated PG.

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