3 items from 2016
Chad Hartigan’s Morris From America has an unpromising logline, but so did his previous feature, This is Martin Bonner (an unlikely friendship between two men looking for redemption etc. etc.), and that turned out pretty well, so I wasn’t worried. Morris is a coming-of-age crowdpleaser, in the vein of “it’s been 18 years since Rushmore, but this version is different because…” (Son of Rambow, Submarine, et al.). I know a lot of people (I’m one of them, no shade implied) who find a deep satisfaction in action movies novel only in their details and crispness of execution while placing no value upon originality per se. That’s a principle which, of […] »
- Vadim Rizov
Leonardo DiCaprio goes all in with his latest effort, a two-and-a-half-hour plus epic of a film featuring a mostly all-male cast, little dialogue, grizzly bears and tons of blood, guts and dirt.
Alejandro González Iñárritu goes for the Oscar one-two following on from his 2014 effort Birdman, the Michael Keaton-led drama that won Iñárritu the Best Director award at last year’s Academy Awards. The Revenant, a motion-picture monster that took a whopping nine-months to shoot in the icey conditions in the wilds of Alberta, Canada, follows Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), a fur-trapper from the early 1820s, who, along with a team of fellow pelt-hunters, are ambushed in the mountains by Native American tribe, the Arikara. With the team cut down by two-thirds, the »
- Paul Heath
Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…
While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.
2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.
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3 items from 2016
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