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Brexit: the Movie

Brexit: the Movie Directed and narrated by Martin Durkin, reviewed by Robert Henderson As an instrument to rally the leave vote this film is severely flawed. It starts promisingly by stressing the loss of sovereignty, the lack of democracy in … Continue reading

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Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! Directed by the Coen brothers, reviewed by Dr John K Press  Hail, Caesar! is another Coen Brothers masterpiece. Culturist themes abound in this film (see www.culturism.us). We can take it as a parable asking us to choose between … Continue reading

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The Revenant

The Revenant Main cast: Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald Domhnall Gleeson as Andrew Henry Will Poulter as Jim Bridger Forrest Goodluck as Hawk, Glass’s son Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Film Review by Robert Henderson The … Continue reading

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The Martian

The Martian Film Review by Robert Henderson Main cast: Matt Damon as Mark Watney (botanist, engineer) Kristen Wiig as Annie Montrose, NASA spokesperson (Director, Media Relations) Jeff Daniels as Theodore “Teddy” Sanders, Director of NASA Michael Peña as Major Rick … Continue reading

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Legend

Legend Film Review by ROBERT HENDERSON Director, Brian Helgeland Main cast: Tom Hardy as Ronald “Ronnie” Kray and Reginald “Reggie” Kray Emily Browning as Frances Shea Christopher Eccleston as Leonard “Nipper” Read, the Detective Superintendent responsible for taking down the … Continue reading

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Inside Out

Inside Out Film Review by Robert Henderson  Main Voice cast: Amy Poehler as Joy Phyllis Smith as Sadness Bill Hader as Fear Lewis Black as Anger Mindy Kaling as Disgust Richard Kind as Bing Bong, Riley’s long forgotten imaginary friend … Continue reading

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Dear White People

Open Season on Whitey Reverse racism raises its ugly head again FILM REVIEW – Dear White People Main cast:       Tyler James Williams as Lionel Higgins Tessa Thompson as Sam White Kyle Gallner as Kurt Fletcher Teyonah Parris … Continue reading

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Intelligence evolving

Intelligence evolving Robert Henderson is impressed by Alex Garland’s new film Ex Machina Main cast: Domhnall Gleeson as Caleb Alicia Vikander as Ava Oscar Isaac as Nathan Sonoya Mizuno as Kyoko Directed by Alex Garland This is yet another film … Continue reading

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“It’s the rich what gets the pleasure …”

“It’s the rich what gets the pleasure …” Robert Henderson reviews Russell Brand’s rant The Emperor’s New Clothes (2015) Narrator: Russell Brand Director: Michael Winterbottom     This documentary shamelessly mimics Michael Moore with a large dollop of “The smartest guys in … Continue reading

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REPLAY: A Scanner Darkly

REPLAY: A Scanner Darkly A Scanner Darkly, 100 minutes, 2006, directed by Richard Linklater, script by Richard Linklater, based on the 1977 novel by Philip K. Dick. Cast: Keanu Reeves (Fred/Bob Arctor), Winona Ryder (Donna Hawthorne), Rory Cochrane (Freck), Robert … Continue reading

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