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I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Posts tagged “Phillip Seymour Hoffman

The Big Lebowski (1998) Review

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“The Dude” who’s last name is Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire called Lebowski. This leads to his rug being ruined and on a quest to be compensated for this mistake he enters into a world he never even knew existed.

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The Ides of March (2011) Review

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Stephen Meyers is about to learn the hard way about life in politics, brilliant at his job and second in command to Paul Zara for Governor Mike Morris’ presidential campaign!
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Top 10 – Films I Caught Up With in 2015

I really do try to catch up with films that I have not seen before each year (and yes I still have a massive number of DVDs that have been sitting on my shelf for films I still haven’t watched yet) as I find this often to be such a good break from the films that are released at the cinema, as let’s face it certain times of year we seem to be getting the same thing over and over again and we all know March/April are awful months at the cinema. That was also why I set up the Best Picture Project in order to increase the quality of some of the films I watch. I think some of that will be clear in these 10 films I have picked that I am now pleased I have caught up with!

I always find the best thing about doing this top 10 list is that people are always shocked that I had never seen certain films up until this (or now last year).

I haven’t included any of the Bond films in the list but thought it was very appropriate to make sure that I mentioned that 2015 was the year that I officially caught up and have now seen every single Bond film! Something which was very trying and testing but I managed to complete the challenge of my Bondathon!

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) Review

The final moments are upon us in Panem as the war has broken out with Katniss Everdeen a reluctant leader in bringing together an army to bring down President Snow. Whilst also fighting her own demons and wondering if everything she has done is worth all of the death.

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Scent of a Woman (1992) Review

Charlie Simms is in prep school and doesn’t massively fit in with the rich kids. He must get a job to help pay for it and ends up looking after blind Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade. It isn’t as easy and straightforward as he may think . . .  (more…)


Capote (2005) Review

Truman Capote a writer is intrigued when he learns of a murder of a family in Kansas, that he decides to write some articles for the newspaper he works for, but he is inspired to write a book about it all instead.

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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) Review

Alice’s drinking seems to be getting very out of hand and with the help of her husband Michael, she must change her ways after it led to not being safe for their two young daughters.

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Top 10 – Worst Films of 2014

Putting together a list of worst films of a year is often the easiest and most fun to do. I am not even going to lie, it is the easiest list to sort out. The really bad films still leave a bad taste in your mouth months later just seeing the title. I actually managed to avoid a lot of films I have seen on other people’s lists those being Sex Tape and Tammy, I honestly just thought they looked tragic and managed to avoid them. Unfortunately I still managed to catch plenty of films worthy of this list, I wouldn’t really say 2014 was a fantastic year for film overall.

Not only have I caught films this year at the cinema towards the end of the year I managed to catch ones I had missed either on one of my many flights for work in Africa this year and also on Sky Movies and Netflix as they became available. So this gives quite a lot of films for consideration. – Look here for 2014 tagged posts and here for films I watched at the cinema in 2014.

Missed Films of 2014

Best Films of 2014

2014 at the Cinema

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) Review

The penultimate part of the Hunger Games saga with an explosive chapter from start to the cliffhanger finish. We are back with Katniss Everdeen the girl on fire and mockingjay as we see how the effects of the last battle affect our heroine.

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A Most Wanted Man (2014) Review


Issa Karpov illegally immigrated to Hamburg where he gets caught up in the international war on terror. But maybe he isn’t exactly as he seems?

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