Review: Call Me By Your Name (2017)

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Luca Guadagnino continues his recent streak of sumptuous dramas set in exotic locales with coming-of-age romance Call Me By Your Name, conveivably the most commercial of all. Elio (Timothée Chalamet), an intelligent 17-year-old who lives with his parents in their rustic villa in the North of Italy, becomes infatuated with Oliver (Armie Hammer), a scholar who comes to stay for the summer. Continue reading “Review: Call Me By Your Name (2017)”

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Review: Free Fire (2017)

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Ben Wheatley blends dark comedy and thriller to deliver a wickedly fun 1970s inspired shootout set within the confines of a dilapidated warehouse in Boston. The bullet bonanza is a result of an arms deal turned sour, with the likes of Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley and Armie Hammer along for the ride, each one determined to walk away with their lives and a briefcase full of money. Continue reading “Review: Free Fire (2017)”

Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – a suave reboot of the 1960s TV series – has style in the bucket loads, and is matched by intrigue and a host of breezy performances. In the height of the Cold War, CIA operative Solo (Henry Cavill) is paired up with former KGB enemy Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) to infiltrate and bring down an organisation harbouring nuclear ambitions. Continue reading “Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)”

Review: The Lone Ranger (2013)

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Conceived for a radio show in the early 1930s, the characters of John Reid – soon to become the Lone Ranger – and his trusted sidekick Tonto soon transitioned to television, where they became American cultural staples. Since the series ended in the late 1950s, there’s been various attempts to bring the tenacious crime-fighting duo to the big screen, none more bizarre and erratic, yet somewhat thrilling than The Lone Ranger. Continue reading “Review: The Lone Ranger (2013)”