Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

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Based on an unbelievable against-all-odds survival story and the subsequent tell-all book titled A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, And Dangerous Days At Sea, Captain Phillips marks the return of acclaimed British director Paul Greengrass. Working from a skilfully crafted screenplay and propelled by an incredibly devoted performance from Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips is a tightly wound thriller that’s every bit as tense and riveting as it is unsettling and deeply moving. Continue reading “Review: Captain Phillips (2013)”

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Review: Coriolanus (2011)

Coriolanus isn’t the most well-known Shakespeare play, but contains a lot of issues relevant to current political and social concerns.

Caius Martius Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), a brutal hero, swears vengeance on his fellow citizens and is subsequently banished by his mother, Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave). Hell bent on exacting revenge, he offers his life and services to sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler), heading an army capable of wiping out the entire city. Continue reading “Review: Coriolanus (2011)”