American Made

A pilot is recruited by the CIA for various covert jobs at the same time he becomes a drug runner for a noted Cartel in Doug Liman’s American Made. Tom Cruise takes the lead as Barry Seal; a pilot with talents that are very much wasted working on a commercial airline. This changes when he…

The Revenant

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant adapts the true story of frontiersman Hugh Glass’ (Leonardo DiCaprio) fight for survival in the harsh wilderness after being left for dead following a bear attack. Tales of survival are always going to get the attention of moviegoers and we frequently hear about actors putting themselves through hell in order…

Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens

JJ Abrams brings Star Wars back to the big screen with The Force Awakens. This entry serves as the next part of the saga following on from Return of the Jedi as well as being a convenient jumping on point for new fans. This is going to be a difficult one to review as the…

On the Silver Screen – Ex Machina

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina explores the concepts of life, consciousness and what it means to be human through a version of the Turing Test. The Turing Test is defined as a method to “challenge a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligence comparable to, or indistinguishable from, a human.” This test forms the core of Ex Machina…

On the Silver Screen – Unbroken

Angelina Jolie’s second directorial effort Unbroken is the story of Olympic Athlete turned soldier Louis Zamperini’s (Jack O’Connell) heroic struggle to survive amidst tremendous adversity after his plane crashes during World War II. It could be said that Unbroken is two films. The first is a survival movie aboard a life raft in the middle…