Film Review: mother!

Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, mother! follows a couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

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Film Review: Snowpiercer

Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, Snowpiercer is an epic sci-fi that serves as Korean director Bong Joon Ho‘s English language debut. Set in a dystopian future world, the film follows the final survivors of Earth who have boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine, after a failed global-warming experiment killed off all life on the planet. But for the few that remain, life only gets more difficult as a class system is enforced on the Snowpiercer’s passengers. When cryptic messages make their way to the back section of the train – into the hands of Curtis (Chris Evans), Edgar (Jamie Bell), Gilliam (John Hurt), Tanya (Octavia Spencer), and Andrew (Ewen Bremner) – the less fortunate of the survivors are incited to revolt, thrusting the train full-throttle towards disaster, as those at the front of the train – Wilford (Ed Harris) and Mason (Tilda Swinton) – must do their utmost to maintain control.

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Film Review: Man On A Ledge

(Published on Lost In The Multiplex and in Issue 7 of my publication In Retrospect)

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Directed by Asger Leth, Man On A Ledge is an American thriller that follows ex-New York policeman Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington), who is arrested for stealing a $40 million diamond from businessman David Englander (Ed Harris). Maintaining his innocence and claiming that he had in actuality been set up by Englander, Nick climbs out of a window on the 25th floor of the Roosevelt Hotel. Apparently ready to commit suicide, negotiator Lydia (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down, but unbeknownst to her Nick has no intention of jumping and is rather acting as a distraction. In fact, Nick’s brother Joey (Jamie Bell) and his girlfriend Angie (Génesis Rodríguez) are meanwhile involved in something much bigger, as they attempt to break into Englander’s office to prove Nick’s innocence. But will it all go to plan?

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