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Review: Brothers of War

Problem is, it’s not. Not really. Written and directed by Mike Carter, Brothers of War opens with the complicated, toxic bullying rivalry between Gregory (Roy Finn) and his elder brother, Jake (Daniel Attwell). The former is timid and shy, the latter a bullyboy showman with a penchant for rule breaking and tormenting of his brother. It’s this which culminates in the family tragedy that leaves Jake brain damaged and paralysed and Gregory enlisted and serving in 1940s France. (Read More)

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Revisiting The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai it’s a happy medium between the two. The 2003 film was a commercial and critical hit for Tom Cruise in a series of what surely must be his most consistently excellent pictures. 2001 saw the wonderful Vanilla Sky, followed by the 2002, Spielberg directed, Minority Report and then the eponymous 2003 picture of this piece. 2004 was Collateral and 2005’s War of the Worlds ended a quartet of diverse and well-received films. Everything else was really just ‘ok’. (Read More)

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Review: Devil’s Pass

Devil’s Pass (2013) is, in my book, a great example of taking the found footage horror formula, playing with it and adding a twist of sci-fi. Usually that last addendum is enough to make people say ‘nah, it ‘ill be shit’ but it honestly isn’t. And yes, Gemma Atkinson is in it and no I’ve not gone mad. (Read More)

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Review: Predestination

It takes a lot to surprise yours truly when it comes to the time travel front. Many a long evening turned has into a longer night obsessively trying to untangle a paradox or find logic “in a big ball of wibbly wobbly…time-y wimey…stuff. (Read More)