Minimedia Reviews


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The Host mostly is ridiculous but also fun, stupid and keeps moving along at a good pace.

The Host 



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The Deepwater Horizon disaster is the biggest oil spill in US history (estimated 210 million US gallons) and this biopic film by Peter Berg shows some of the goings on before the disaster occurs.

Deepwater Horizon



Directed by André Øvredal, after his excellent 2010 found footage Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe follows the events surrounding the post-mortem examination of an unnamed female discovered half buried in a basement of a house. Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch play the father-son duo of coroners who perform the methodical […]

The Autopsy of Jane Doe 



As I grow ever older my musical tastes have been changing and, as with the Rolling Stones, they have made changes, reinvented themselves to keep relevant, but this is more of a step back in time, harking back to their older music. A bit more blues (ok a lot more […]

Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome



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Breakfast at Tiffany’s follows a young socialite, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) as she moves from once socialite group to the next with no real plan on what she is going to do with her life. When Paul Varjak (George Peppard) arrives on the scene the strike up a good friendship […]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s



  In his follow up to the much acclaimed Donnie Darko, director Richard Kelly gave us Southland Tales. The complicated, info-dump to begin with is confusing and once the action begins we are left none the wiser as to what is happening. Multiple plot threads are interwoven throughout the story, […]

Southland Tales



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Blue Ruin is a Lo-Fi, independent movie but it managed to hit all the right notes with me. The main character and his plight/angst are totally engrossing, which has to be down to the part being so well acted by Macon Blair. Visually it is really impressive to watch, and […]

Blue Ruin



Another Iraqi war film but this time under the direction of Clint Eastwood and with a big name star in Bradley Cooper. Portraying Chris Kyle, Cooper puts in a good performance and manages to get across some of the anguish and fallout from the war but not necessarily for the right […]

American Sniper



12 Angry Men is an undoubted classic film. Beginning with the jury leaving the courtroom to deliberate on the verdict, providing the viewer with no details of the trial itself. As the jury settle down in their room it is clear that they are all from different backgrounds with differing […]

12 Angry Men