Split

 Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson Directed: M. Night Shyamalan Rating: M (Mature themes, violence and occasional coarse language) Released: 26 January 2017 Movie twists and M. Night Shyamalan have become synonymous in Hollywood after the popularity of The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002) and, to a lesser extent, The Village (2004). The…

Masterminds

Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson Directed: Jared Hess Rating: M (Crude humour and violence) Released: 13 October 2016 (Australia) Full of comedic actors that I love, I approached this film with high hopes. Ignoring the low rating and mixed reviews that it had been given, I was still anticipating cheap laughs over storyline. Although there were…

Hell or High Water

Stars: Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges Director: David Mackenzie Rating: MA15+ (Strong Violence) Released: 13 August 2016 (Australia) It seems that Ben Foster can do no wrong. Up there with the most underrated actors of his generation (Paul Dano being the most in my opinion), Foster puts in a brilliant performance as the volatile ex-con…

The Nice Guys

Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice Director: Shane Black Rating: MA15+ (Strong violence, sex, nudity and coarse language) Released: 26 May 2016 (Australia) The whole buddy cop/detective action comedy genre can be quite hit (Lethal Weapon – written by the film’s director Shane Black) or miss (Cop Out) but The Nice Guys is most definitely the…

Top 10 Paul Rudd Films

So it appears I have “man crush” on Paul Rudd. I am okay with this. I understand he’s not a critically acclaimed actor but there’s something about him, other than his looks and lack of ageing, that appeals to me. I think it’s his use of sarcastic comedic device and how he doesn’t take himself too…

Green Room

Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat Director:  Jeremy Saulnier Rating: R18+ (High impact violence) Released: 12 May 2016 (Australia) I went into this movie with high expectations. Tense, violent and beautiful got thrown around to describe this juggernaut of a film so I was immediately interested. I was not disappointed as the next 95 minutes…

12 Angry Men

Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam Director: Sidney Lumet Rating: G Released: 5 June 1958 (Australia) I had been wanting to watch the Sidney Lumet classic 12 Angry Men (1957) for some time. I’d heard of the Oscar-winning director but unfortunately had not yet seen any of his work even though my watch list…