Review: Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor – the re-telling of a real-life military operation that took place in 2005 – sees director Peter Berg on a mission to atone for his involvement in Battleship, the multi-million dollar blockbuster flop. He succeeds in part, yet Lone Survivor, no matter how intense and true-to-life it’s brought to the screen, can’t help but feel overblown, particularly thanks to the slideshow epilogue that brings it all to a mawkish close. Continue reading “Review: Lone Survivor (2013)”

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Review: Killer Joe (2011)

When a debt puts his life in danger, Chris (Emile Hirsch) hatches a plan to kill his unruly mother and claim her life insurance policy. With the backing of his defeated father, Ansel (Thomas Haden Church), narcissistic step-mother, Sharla (Gina Gershon), and impressionable younger sister, Dottie (Juno Temple), Chris hires Killer Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a detective who moonlights as a contract killer, to carry out the dirty work. But when they can’t afford his Continue reading “Review: Killer Joe (2011)”

New U.K. Poster For Killer Joe

Entertainment One have released the official U.K. poster for crime-thriller Killer Joe, Empire has unveiled.

Directed by world-renowned and controversial filmmaker William Friedkin, Killer Joe centers on a young man whose life spirals out of control when he hires an unexpectedly charming hit man to kill his own mother for her life Continue reading “New U.K. Poster For Killer Joe”

Killer Joe To Open The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival

Killer Joe will open the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival, artistic director Chris Fujiwara has announced.

The noir thriller, directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist), centers on a young man whose life spirals out of control when he hires an unexpectedly charming hit man to kill his own mother for her life insurance policy.

In the announcement, Fujiwara said, “We’re delighted to be opening this year’s Continue reading “Killer Joe To Open The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival”