Venom

An alien life form bonds with a disgraced reporter and they find a way to work together in Ruben Fleischer’s Venom. Tom Hardy plays Eddie Brock; a reporter who prides himself on bringing down the corrupt and exposing the truth even if that’s harmful to his reputation. Eddie Brock being a crusader for justice by…

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan tells the true life tale of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation also known as “Operation Dynamo” where nearly 400,000 soldiers were successfully evacuated in Dunkirk. The scale of this event makes it tricky to commit to film since it took place over a relatively large period of time and involved many different moving parts…

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…

Legend

Brian Helgeland’s Legend tells the story of identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Tom Hardy) and their criminal empire in 1960s London. This film tells the story from the perspective of Reggie’s wife Frances (Emily Browning) who arguably suffered more than anyone through the events depicted in the film. My biggest issue with this…

Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller returns to the Mad Max franchise with Mad Max: Fury Road, a loose continuation in the spirit of the popular Mad Max trilogy starring Mel Gibson. The term “spiritual successor” is thrown around every now and again when it comes to reviving old things to be adapted for a new generation. In a…

On the Silver Screen – The Drop

The Drop is a mob thriller where Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) and his cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) work in a bar where money drops are used to discretely give cash to local gangsters. They find themselves at the center of a robbery investigation that stands to uncover some truths about the neighbourhood that people want…