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The Great Beauty Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews acclaimed Italian drama The Great Beauty [email protected] Ageing writer and playboy Jep Gamberdella finds himself increasingly jaded with his glamorous lifestyle in Rome, and yearns to find some meaning among the overwhelming beauty of the city.
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Road Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews motorcycling documentary Road, for 60sec Movies. One family, two pairs of brothers, an obsession with speed. The story of legendary road racer Joey Dunlop, his brother Robert, and Robert's sons Michael and William. www.60secondreviews.com Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 Road Cast Liam Neeson . . . . Narrator Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2PYw2_fTEw Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3546370/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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The Raid 2 Movie Video Review @60secmovies
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews epic action sequel The Raid 2 for @60secmovies. Rama goes undercover in Jakarta's criminal underworld to bring down a crime syndicate and stamp out police corruption. www.60secondreviews.com Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 Full Review Transcript for The Raid 2 If you haven't seen the original The Raid it doesn't really matter you can still go see The Raid 2 and get lots out of it. It picks up right where the first film left off the central character Rama is recruited into a sort of black ops anti-corruption section of the police who aren't afraid to play dirty and he's determined to root out bad cops in Jakarta and also to break up this stranglehold that mobsters both Indonesian and Japanese Yakuza have over the city. The first one was all in a tower block which is part of its brilliance this is much more ambitious and epic in scope. The plot owes a little bit to Hong Kong thrillers Infernal Affairs and also Martin Scorsese's remake The Departed but if it's action and fighting you're after boy are you gonna get it. It's absolutely intense it's nearly two and a half hours of people basically beating the crap out of each other in endlessly inventive ways. Prakoso the weasel face bad guy from the first one puts in an appearance they are also new Assassin's called the hammer girl and baseball bat guy who pretty much do what you'd expect from those names and it is brutal violence, exciting, its that rare sequel that doesn't disappoint. Link to the Official Trailer http://www.imdb.com/rg/s/4/title/tt2265171/?ref_=ext_shr_eml_vi#lb-vi530950937 Full Cast List for The Raid 2 Iko Uwais Julie Estelle Yayan Ruhian Arifin Putra Oka Antara Donny Alamsyah Alex Abbad Cecep Arif Rahman Tio Pakusodewo Very Tri Yulisman Ken'ichi Endô Ryûhei Matsuda Marsha Timothy Kazuki Kitamura Epy Kusnandar http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2265171/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Wild Tales Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Oscar-nominated anthology movie Wild Tales, for 60sec Movies. Six tales of passion, revenge, sex and violence. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Wild Tales trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee-T0Q5GP6c Wild Tales Cast: Darío Grandinetti ... Salgado María Marull ... Isabel Mónica Villa ... Profesora Leguizamón Rita Cortese ... Cocinera Julieta Zylberberg ... Moza César Bordón ... Cuenca Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Diego Walter Donado ... Mario Ricardo Darín ... Simón Nancy Dupláa ... Victoria Oscar Martínez ... Mauricio María Onetto ... Helena Osmar Núñez ... Lawyer Germán de Silva ... Casero (segment "La propuesta") Erica Rivas ... Romina Wild Tales Full Review Transcript: Wild Tales received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Feature, and you can see why- it's original and funny and dark and exciting - it's an absolute blast to be honest. What's unusual is that this is actually six tales, it's what they call an anthology movie these days and it's all about people who effectively lose it: so there's a guy who's a demolition expert who finally loses it after his car is towed one too many times, a bride who discovers that her husband cheated on her on her wedding day and there's a waitress who has to serve the man who destroyed her family. All the ideas are full of wit and invention and originality it's a bit like a sort of Argentinian Tales of the Unexpected. Really great cast Ricardo Darin stars in one of them, and if you've never heard of him before you should check him out in a brilliant oscar-winning film called The Secret in Their Eyes and like I say it's just brave and daring and funny and sexy and full of revenge. It's presented by Pedro Almodovar and it has a lot of his flair and excitement, I just loved it. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3011894/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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The Riot Club Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews new drama The Riot Club, starring Sam Claflin and Max Irons, for 60sec Movies. An exclusive and notorious Oxford University dining society known as The Riot Club spend a debauched and increasingly chaotic evening in the private dining room of a country pub. www.60secondreviews.com https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 Full The Riot Club Review Transcript: The real dramatic meat of The Riot Club comes in the second half of the film, this is when an Oxford University dining society - clearly based on The Bullingdon Club - rent a private dining room above a countryside pub and have a debauched and raucous meal that ends in chaos and violence. Now this was originally a play, and it was just set in that dining room, they've had to widen it out to make a film out of it, and actually they've given it subplots that I don't think are always necessary. So two young students arrive at Oxford University, both enormous posh boys, public school educated, played by Sam Claflin - that's Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games - he's brittle and arrogant, and maybe even a little bit aggressive, and Max Irons - Jeremy Irons' son - who's a bloody nice bloke, and has a sort of affair with a State school educated Northerner. I felt that all softened the power of the film a little bit, although it does inject a nice twist when the girl arrives at the meal later on. It's about class and privilege and entitlement and the violence that can be born out of that sense that they can do anything without consequences. Sam Claflin in particular is excellent in this movie, and while those rough edges have been softened off, it'll certainly give you plenty to talk about on the way home. The Riot Club Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZwv6h-LhTw The Riot Club Official Cast: Sam Claflin ... Alistair Ryle Jessica Brown Findlay ... Rachel Douglas Booth ... Harry Villiers Max Irons ... Miles Richards Holliday Grainger ... Lauren Sam Reid ... Hugo Fraser-Tyrwhitt Tom Hollander ... Jeremy Olly Alexander ... Toby Maitland Ben Schnetzer ... Dimitri Mitropoulos Freddie Fox ... James Leighton-Masters Matthew Beard ... Guy Bellingfield Amanda Fairbank-Hynes … Kerry Natalie Dormer ... Charlie Xavier Atkins ... Ollie Michael Jibson ... Michael Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2717860/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Rushmore Movie Review - 60sec Classic
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews another 60sec Classic - Wes Anderson's brilliant second film, Rushmore. Max Fischer runs virtually every society and club in school, but is threatened with probation after underachieving academically. Rushmore Review Transcript: Here in the UK we never got Wes Anderson's debut film Bottle Rocket in cinemas, so when Rushmore arrived it felt like it was his first movie. It was full of energy and style and it just absolutely blew my socks off. It's the tale of the teenage Max Fischer, played by the prodigiously talented Jason Schwartzman, who has never and will never be better than in this role. Max Fischer is the captain of every school club and society but he's a bit lost after the death of his mother. He soon falls for a young teacher, played by Olivia Williams, who you might know best from The Sixth Sense, and he also strikes up a friendship with a local industrialist called Mr Bloom, played by Bill Murray, but when the two adults start dating that's when things start to get really complicated. It has that joyous style and that sad beauty that you expect from Wes Anderson films, it's packed with brilliant mixed-up characters, and it also provided the template really, for the Bill Murray sad character that he excels at to this day. It's really a fantastic Bill Murray performance, maybe his best, and it's a masterpiece from a wonderful director. Rushmore trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zVG8aBglVA Rushmore Official Cast: Jason Schwartzman ... Max Fischer Bill Murray ... Herman Blume Olivia Williams ... Rosemary Cross Seymour Cassel ... Bert Fischer Brian Cox ... Dr. Nelson Guggenheim Mason Gamble ... Dirk Calloway Sara Tanaka ... Margaret Yang Luke Wilson ... Dr. Peter Flynn Dipak Pallana ... Mr. Adams (as Deepak Pallana) Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128445/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Duke of Burgundy Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews The Duke of Burgundy, from cult director Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio. A collector of butterflies becomes disenchanted with the sado-masochistic routine of her life with her partner. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com The Duke Of Burgundy trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thehomesman/ The Duke Of Burgundy Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Cynthia Chiara D'Anna ... Evelyn Fatma Mohamed ... The Carpenter Eugenia Caruso ... Dr. Fraxini Monica Swinn ... Lorna Eszter Tompa ... Dr. Viridana Kata Bartsch ... Dr. Lurida Zita Kraszkó ... Dr. Schuller The Duke Of Burgundy Full Review Transcript: The Duke of Burgundy is like the twisted little cult sister of Fifty Shades of Grey in that it's about a sado-masochistic relationship but this one is between two women called Cynthia and Evelyn and it's really all about the look and the feel and the sound and the vibe, because it's made by Peter Strickland, who made by Berberian Sound Studio and like that film it looks extraordinary - it looks like it's set in the nineteen seventies it's filmed in Romania it's all women in floppy felt hats riding bicycles through leafy lanes living in decaying houses going to lectures about butterflies and moths - with no explanation as to why - in which some of the audience members are shop dummies and you're given no explanation for why at all, you really have to be into this kind of bizarro weird world that he draws you into. The central relationship between these two women one of which incidentally is Birgitte Nyborg from Borgen if you want to see her in suspenders you gonna get an eyeful here - and they have this obsessive relationship that increasingly becomes more satisfactory for one of them than the other. So it's about mind games it's about sex although it's by no means explicit the sound design is absolutely extraordinary makes you feel like nothing else and it's an absolute cult in the making. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2570858/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Churchill Movie Review
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews #Churchill, starring #BrianCox, for #60secondreviews. Winston Churchill, wracked with doubts about American plans for D-Day, tries to convince Eisenhower and to change his mind. www.60secondreviews.com Churchill trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/churchill/ Churchill Cast: Brian Cox ... Winston Churchill Miranda Richardson ... Clementine Churchill John Slattery ... Dwight Eisenhower Ella Purnell ... Helen Julian Wadham ... Bernard Montgomery Richard Durden ... Jan Smuts James Purefoy ... King George VI Danny Webb ... Alan Brooke Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2674454/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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The Handmaiden Movie Review
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews #TheHandmaiden, from visionary director #ChanWookPark, based on #SarahWaters' novel #Fingersmith, for #60secondreviews. A conman hatches a scheme to send his co-conspirator to work as a handmaiden to a rich woman, in order to defraud her of her inheritance. www.60secondreviews.com The Handmaiden trailer: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thehandmaiden/ The Handmaiden Cast: Min-hee Kim ... Lady Hideko Tae-ri Kim ... Sook-Hee Jung-woo Ha ... Count Fujiwara Jin-woong Jo ... Uncle Kouzuki Hae-suk Kim ... Miss Sasaki So-ri Moon ... Aunt of Lady Hideko Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4016934/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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The Girl With All The Gifts Movie Review
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews #TheGirlWithAllTheGifts, starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine for #60secondreviews. After a devastating plague, a small group of survivors must navigate a zombie-populated landscape with a young girl who they believe may be their only hope of survival. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com The Girl With All The Gifts trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjGkB_oWTe0 The Girl With All The Gifts Cast: Sennia Nanua ... Melanie Gemma Arterton ... Helen Justineau Glenn Close ... Dr. Caroline Caldwell Paddy Considine ... Sgt. Eddie Parks Fisayo Akinade ... Kieran Gallagher Dominique Tipper ... Devani Anamaria Marinca ... Dr. Selkirk Anthony Welsh ... Dillon The Girl With All The Gifts Full Review Transcript: Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4547056/?ref_=nv_sr_4
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Cold In July Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews tense 80s set thriller Cold In July, for 60sec Movies. After frame shop owner Richard Dane shoots dead a burglar, he is drawn into a criminal underworld and an unlikely relationship with the dead man's father. Cast List for Cold in July: Michael C. Hall ... Richard Dane Don Johnson ... Jim Bob Vinessa Shaw ... Ann Dane Sam Shepard ... Russel Nick Damici ... Ray Price Wyatt Russell ... Freddy Official Cold in July Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/rg/s/4/title/tt1179031/?ref_=ext_shr_eml_vi#lb-vi2715987225 Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179031/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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The Homesman Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank in The Homesman. Nebraska, the 1850s. After three local women are driven insane by the intolerable life on the prairie, an independent woman recruits a drifter to help her transport them across the territory. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com The Homesman trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thehomesman/ The Homesman Cast: Hilary Swank ... Mary Bee Cuddy Tommy Lee Jones ... George Briggs Grace Gummer ... Arabella Sours Miranda Otto ... Theoline Belknap Sonja Richter ... Gro Svendsen Meryl Streep ... Altha Carter Jo Harvey Allen ... Mrs. Polhemus Barry Corbin ... Buster Shaver David Dencik ... Thor Svendsen William Fichtner ... Vester Belknap Evan Jones ... Bob Giffen Caroline Lagerfelt ... Netti John Lithgow ... Reverend Alfred Dowd Tim Blake Nelson ... The Freighter Jesse Plemons ... Garn Sours James Spader ... Aloysius Duffy The Homesman Full Review Transcript: We all know Tommy Lee Jones is a great actor but he's also a really fine filmmaker, I thought that after his first film, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, and The Homesman just proves it. It's a stark sort of Western, with Hilary Swank as the central character. It's the 1850s in Nebraska and she's a single woman and she hasn't got a lot of hope for how her life is going to turn out if she doesn't hook up with a man. And so she goes an almost fool's errand, The conditions there are so difficult, the lifestyle is so harsh, and there are outbreaks of diphtheria and the land - in incredibly beautiful widescreen - is so sand-blasted that three local women have been pushed right to the verge of insanity and she agrees to take them across country to be reunited with their families. She knows she can't do it on her own so she rounds up Tommy Lee Jones - she saves him from being hanged by local vigilantes, in fact - and pays him to go out with her. He's a bit of a rascal, so of course you have this clash of personalities - Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones are both brilliant and their scenes together crackle with energy and emotion, but also there's some humour, which this film needs because it's stark and difficult in places. Nice cameos from Meryl Streep and James Spader and beautifully, simply directed by Tommy Lee Jones. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2398231/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Far From The Madding Crowd Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews the new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel, starring Carey Mulligan and adapted by David Nicholls (One Day). Independent Bathsheba Everdene finds herself being pursued by three very different men: a farmer, a wealthy older neighbour, and a soldier. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Far From The Madding Crowd trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/farfromthemaddingcrowd/ Far From The Madding Crowd Cast: Carey Mulligan ... Bathsheba Everdene Matthias Schoenaerts ... Gabriel Oak Tilly Vosburgh ... Mrs. Hurst Sam Phillips ... Sergeant Doggett Tom Sturridge ... Sergeant Francis Troy Michael Sheen ... William Boldwood Juno Temple ... Fanny Robbin Bradley Hall ... Joseph Poorgrass Hilton McRae ... Jacob Smallbury Jessica Barden ... Liddy Harry Peacock ... Jan Coggan Victor McGuire ... Bailiff Pennyways Far From The Madding Crowd Full Review Transcript: Right from the start of this new version of Far From the Madding Crowd starting I just thought it was terrific I thought the quality was right there, mainly in the script from David Nicholls who wrote the novel One Day and in the performance from Carey Mulligan they both just made it feel fresh and new and full of life. It's based on the Thomas Hardy novel about this woman Bathsheba Everdene played by Carey Mulligan who inherits a farm, but she decides she's gonna run it herself, she doesn't need a man and she's not gonna get married but before long she's got three men chasing her she's got Matthias Schoenaerts doing a completely plausible English accent playing a decent worker who works on her farm and is clearly in love with her, then there's another decent man played by Michael Sheen older richer more stability who lives in the farm next door, and suddenly a dashing young soldier turns up and it's the only film I can remember - romantic film certainly - where you completely understand why she might end up with any of the three of them, there's a genuine tension there. They're all absolutely terrific it looks beautiful it's fantastically directed by Thomas Vinterberg who made The Hunt and really the film is like Carey Mulligan's performance: passionate, bracing, and full of life. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2935476/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Mr Holmes Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Bill Condon’s adaptation of Mitch Cullen’s novel about the retirement of Sherlock Holmes, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Laura Linney. Sherlock Holmes, in his old age and well into retirement, tries to recall the details of a case in his celebrated past. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Mr. Holmes trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/ca/entertainmentone/mrholmes/ Mr. Holmes Cast: Ian McKellen ... Sherlock Holmes Milo Parker ... Roger Laura Linney ... Mrs. Munro Hattie Morahan ... Ann Kelmot Patrick Kennedy ... Thomas Kelmot Hiroyuki Sanada ... Tamiki Umezaki Roger Allam ... Dr. Barrie Mr. Holmes Full Review Transcript: In Mr. Holmes, Sherlock Holmes is long retired. He's in his 90s and is living out his dotage in a cottage in the Sussex Downs it's 1947 and he lives with his brusque housekeeper played by the always excellent Laura Linney and her young son. His great mind is starting to drift away from him and a case from his past is troubling him, he's trying to recall the details and he explores that with the kid, who wants to know what happened. But it's not so much about the flashbacks to the case this isn't really a Sherlock Holmes mystery this is about his relationships in the present it's about getting old it's about how he's mellowing it's about his relationship with the kid who's great with his housekeeper and of course the central performance is what gives you the real pleasure in this film Ian McKellen is just brilliant because you feel like here is someone with a wonderful mind and intellect and also I should say the aging makeup on it is flawless. It's really delicately directed by Bill Condon who also directed McKellen in Gods and Monsters and like that film it has a lovely Carter Burwell score as well. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3168230/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Suite Francaise Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Suite Française, adapted from the best-selling novel, and starring Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas, for 60sec Movies. Occupied France, 1940. In a country town, a young woman and her stern mother-in-law are forced to take a German officer into their home. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Suite Francaise trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-9B1gfvqLE Suite Francaise Cast: Michelle Williams ... Lucile Angellier Kristin Scott Thomas ... Madame Angellier Matthias Schoenaerts ... Bruno von Falk Sam Riley … Benoit Margot Robbie ... Celine Ruth Wilson … Madeleine Alexandra Maria Lara Harriet Walter ... Viscountess de Montmort Eileen Atkins ... Denise Epstein Lambert Wilson ... Viscount de Montmort Tom Schilling ... Kurt Bonnet Clare Holman ... Marthe Suite Francaise Full Review Transcript: Suite Française is based on the best-selling novel by Irene Nemirovsky, which didn't come to light even though it was written during the Second World War until 2004, and it is a really interesting story, and some of the most gripping scenes are at the beginning. It's set in the French countryside and there a huge swathes of refugees arriving from Paris because the Nazis have just taken the city but haven't got to the countryside yet and you get these long lines of people with all their belongings - it's absolutely heartbreaking, and feels very real and very recent which gives it a bit of edge. The main crux of the story there is in the town once the Nazis arrive. Michelle Williams is living with her mother in law played by Kristin Scott Thomas, her husband is away fighting on the front and they have to take in a Nazi officer played by Matthias Schoenaerts from Bullhead and Rust & Bone. These are all really good actors - it's Kristin Scott Thomas, icy and cold who really really steals the movie she has hidden depths, her character, which Kristin Scott Thomas is so good at delivering. It's about the love affair between the Nazi and Michelle Williams but also peripheral characters played brilliantly by Ruth Wilson and Sam Riley. It's not altogether a new tale but it is a new take and I thought it was really handsomely made. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0900387/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Girlhood Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews acclaimed Parisian urban drama Girlhood, for 60sec Movies. A young girl living on an estate outside Paris finds new excitement in her life when she joins a girl gang. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Girlhood trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2_SAQVhu0 Girlhood Cast: Karidja Touré ... Marieme, alias Vic Assa Sylla ... Lady Lindsay Karamoh ... Adiatou Mariétou Touré ... Fily (as Marietou Toure) Idrissa Diabaté ... Ismaël Simina Soumaré ... Bébé Dielika Coulibaly ... Monica Cyril Mendy ... Djibril Djibril Gueye ... Abou Girlhood Full Review Transcript: Girlhood is a French drama and in France it was actually released under the title Girl Gang - I think the've probably done the right thing in changing the title because although it is about a young woman who lives on an estate a outside of Paris - one of those kind of rough estates we've seen in films like La Haine - it isn't just about her falling into a life of crime and joining a girl gang although that is what happens. It starts out and she's doing very well it seems like it she is trying to live a normal kinda straight life but it's just not easy and it's hard to find a place when you're as marginalised as people who live on those estates are. So when she falls in with some other young girls who are living a life of petty crime then she does actually find a place for herself and it's actually quite empowering, you're not looking down on these kids you actually empathize with why the're living the lives that they lead that's not to say it's bleak because it's full of joy in places there's a wonderful scene of them all going to a hotel room and dancing to Diamonds by Rihanna it's got some really fresh young performances it feels like it's showing us a part of France and Paris we've never seen before - I just thought it was great. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3655522/?ref_=nv_sr_2
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Before I Go to Sleep Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth in memory loss thriller Before I Go To Sleep, for 60sec Movies. An amnesiac woman wakes each morning with no memory, unsure whether to trust her husband or her psychiatrist. Full Before I Go To Sleep Review Transcript: Before I Go To Sleep is based on the best-selling novel by SJ Watson, it's about a woman named Christine played by Nicole Kidman who wakes up each morning and she can't remember anything: who she is, where she is, what's going on. And her husband, Ben, played by Colin Firth, has to say to her "I'm Ben, I'm your husband, you had an accident several years ago you can't remember anything, here's our wedding day, here are photos". So it has that kind of Memento idea that each day she wakes up a blank slate, she has to piece together exactly who she is. But we quite quickly realize that we're not sure that we trust Colin Firth - I've always thought he's great at playing these morally ambiguous characters, he has a good explosive temper when necessary, there's something a bit shifty about him as he gets older. She also gets a phone call every morning from a psychiatrist called Dr Nash who says he's treating her but she's not allowed to tell her husband - he's played by Mark Strong, another actor who's always good at playing chameleons. Nicole Kidman - well she's very teary and trembly, I couldn't quite get a handle on her personality but then that's the point I suppose. It has a nice drizzly suburban feel - it's directed by Rowan Joffe who made the Brighton Rock remake. It's twisty and turny, some of the turns you see coming, some you don't, but I thought it did the job. Official Before I Go To Sleep trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9QNAJm8E5g Official Before I Go To Sleep Cast: Nicole Kidman ... Christine Lucas Colin Firth ... Ben Lucas Mark Strong ... Dr. Nash Anne-Marie Duff ... Claire Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1726592/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Brooklyn Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Brooklyn, adapted from the bestselling novel by Colm Toibin and starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters, for #60secondreviews. A young woman leaves Ireland in the 1950s to start a new life in Brooklyn, New York City. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Brooklyn trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/brooklyn/ Brooklyn Cast: Saoirse Ronan ... Eilis Julie Walters ... Mrs. Kehoe Emily Bett Rickards ... Patty Eve Macklin ... Diana Nora-Jane Noone ... Sheila Jessica Paré ... Miss Fortini Jim Broadbent ... Father Flood Emory Cohen ... Tony Domhnall Gleeson ... Jim Farrell Brooklyn Full Review Transcript: Saoirse Ronan has been around and has been great for quite a while in things like Atonement and Grand Budapest Hotel but in this film Brooklyn she gets to play a grown-up for a change in this adaptation of a Colm Toibin novel it's quite a simple tale of a rural girl in County Wexford in Ireland who moves to New York in the nineteen fifties because there just is no hope of a job or a decent life for her at home and it's about how she gets on when she's there and the problems that she gets when she goes home to visit the relatives she's got a really great script to work with it's been adapted by Nick Hornby who's basically the go-to guy for this kind of thing he's absolutely great at adapting novels it's got a lovely feel for the era and it's got great performances Jim Broadbent as an avuncular priest who helps her out when she's there Domhnall Gleeson as a potential suitor full of charm Julie Walters who is absolutely hilarious nearly steals the movie as her landlady but it's really Saoirse Ronan's movie she's really great - serious and still and smart. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2381111/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Clouds of Sils Maria Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, directed by Olivier Assayas. The relationship between a middle-aged actress and her assistant becomes strained when the star takes a challenging role that brings up memories of her past. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Clouds of Sils Maria trailer: https://youtu.be/PbVHlm7RcDs Clouds of Sils Maria Cast: Juliette Binoche ... Maria Enders Kristen Stewart ... Valentine Chloë Grace Moretz ... Jo-Ann Ellis Lars Eidinger ... Klaus Diesterweg Johnny Flynn ... Christopher Giles Angela Winkler ... Rosa Melchior Hanns Zischler ... Henryk Wald Nora von Waldstätten ... Actress in Sci-fi Movie Brady Corbet ... Piers Roaldson Aljoscha Stadelmann ... Urs Kobler Clouds of Sils Maria Full Review Transcript: Clouds of Sils Maria stars Juliette Binoche as a celebrated actress who's offered a part in a movie that's going to essentially be a two-hander between her and a younger woman. So she holes up in a Swiss chalet with her assistant - the girl who normally gets her coffee, arranges her appointments and photo shoots and they run lines together but her assistant is played by Kristen Stewart and this is the real asset of this movie is the relationship between these two women and the sparks that fly when they're rehearsing this complicated play one of the good things about it is that you are persuaded that this is a classic play they're making a movie out of and you actually sort of believe it feels like it's going to be a really good movie when they bring it out. Juliette Binoche is arrogant and insecure and volatile, Kristen Stewart is very different both in terms of her character and her real acting style very loose very much more American I thought they were both absolutely fantastic - together they're absolute dynamite, and it was a really potent drama as a result. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2452254/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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The Hateful Eight Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Quentin Tarantino's Western The Hateful Eight, starring Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, for #60secondreviews. A bounty hunter and his prisoner take refuge from the snows of Wyoming in an isolated cabin. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com The Hateful Eight trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/thehatefuleight/ The Hateful Eight Cast: Samuel L. Jackson ... Major Marquis Warren Kurt Russell ... John Ruth Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Daisy Domergue Walton Goggins ... Sheriff Chris Mannix Demián Bichir ... Bob (as Demian Bichir) Tim Roth ... Oswaldo Mobray Michael Madsen ... Joe Gage Bruce Dern ... General Sandy Smithers James Parks ... O.B Jackson The Hateful Eight Full Review Transcript: When I sit down to watch a Tarantino movie I know what I want I want that dialogue I want those bursts of violence I want those performances from actors I haven't seen around for a while and The Hateful Eight delivers in spades but what's surprising is that after all these years Tarantino still brings it this passion and this vitality and this feeling that no other director really does so in The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell plays a bounty hunter he's got a prisoner played by Jennifer Jason Leigh that he's trying to bring in when they get caught in a blizzard they have to hole up in this cabin with Samuel L. Jackson playing a bounty hunter he gets dialogue and spits it out in a way he hasn't since Pulp Fiction he's incredible in this movie Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern all these different fascinating characters are you don't know what their motivations are are they gonna kill her are they gonna kill Kurt Russell as well are they gonna rescue her are they going to take her in you just don't know it's a long tense suspenseful wait before this explosion of violence that you just know is going to come it's exhilarating and entertaining and on top of all that you've got Kurt Russell with the best facial hair I've ever seen in the movies. Source:
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Song of the Sea Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews the Oscar-nominated Irish animation Song of the Sea, for @60secmovies. When Ben is taken to live with his grandmother in the city, he must help his sister Saorise, a selkie - a girl with the ability to change into a seal - to return to their father in their home by the sea. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Song of the Sea trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/songofthesea/ Song of the Sea Cast: David Rawle ... Ben (voice) Brendan Gleeson ... Conor / Mac Lir (voice) Lisa Hannigan ... Bronach (voice) Fionnula Flanagan ... Granny / Macha (voice) Lucy O'Connell ... Saoirse (voice) Jon Kenny ... Ferry Dan / The Great Seanachaí (voice) Pat Shortt ... Lug (voice) Colm Ó'Snodaigh ... Mossy (voice) Liam Hourican ... Spud / Bus Driver (voice) Kevin Swierszcz ... Young Ben (voice) Song of the Sea Full Review Transcript: Song of the Sea was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature and you can see why - it's a really beautifully animated family film from the director Tomm Moore who made The Secret of the Kells which was also Oscar-nominated a few years back. It's the story of a young girl called Saoirse who is a selkie - that means she can turn into a seal - and she lives on a lighthouse with her father voiced by Brendan Gleeson and her older brother Ben. But when their grandmother takes them away to live in the city where she thinks they'll be safer they run away and try and find their way back across country to the sea and bump into characters from the spirit world from Celtic legends along the way. Beautifully animated, characters from the spirit world? It all sounds a little bit Studio Ghibli and it is, although it has this kind of Celtic design aesthetic that's completely original at the same time. Now I've got to be honest, I took my young kids to see it and they got a little bogged down in the plot in the middle but they liked the fact that it was different from all the usual cookie-cutter American stuff and I liked Brendan Gleeson and just the way it looks looks, it looks gorgeous. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865505/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Mistress America Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews the latest indie comedy from the creative team of writer/actress #GretaGerwig and writer/director Noah Baumbach. A young student in New York city is drawn into the impetuous world of her soon-to-be stepsister. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Mistress America trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/mistressamerica/ Mistress America Cast: Greta Gerwig ... Brooke Lola Kirke ... Tracy Mistress America Full Review Transcript: Mistress America is the kind of indie comedy set in New York that I just love and I just thought this one was absolutely fantastic for 90 minutes I was hanging out with witty characters having a great time and just feeling alive so it starts out with this character Tracy played by Lola Kirke whose young and she arrives in New York, she doesn't know anybody so she looks up her stepsister to be who's ten years older she's in her thirties she's called Brooke and she's played by Greta Gerwig and she is this magnet and they have this brilliant intoxicating night out in New York and you just wanna hang out with her she runs a spin class but she's also an interior designer on the side and she wants to open a restaurant where people can get their hair cut you sort of love her but at the same time you're aware that maybe she's a bit of an idiot underneath and maybe she's a narcissist as well Tracy starts writing this short story about her so you're aware that this relationship could blossom or it could just splinter and fall apart so it has this tension in amongst all the fun it's really really great on being young and alive in a big city and it's also fantastic about what it's like when you start a relationship where you feel like you've found a kindred spirit. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872462/?ref_=nv_sr_2
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The Look of Silence Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence - this time giving a more personal perspective on the Indonesian genocide of 1965. An optician confronts the men who were responsible for the death of his brother during the brutal genocide committed in Indonesia 50 years ago. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com The Look of Silence trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2uLMEjdmE The Look of Silence Full Review Transcript: Over fifteen years ago American documentary maker Joshua Oppenheimer went to Indonesia and started talking to people about the genocide that had taken place there in 1965 when the military took over the government and over a million people were labelled as communists and brutally murdered by gangsters and government-backed militia who were also backed by Western governments as well. He made the extraordinary film The Act of Killing which if you've never seen you really should and his new film The Look of Silence goes back but looks at the events from a different angle. It's a very personal movie it's about an optician who goes and speaks to the men that he feels are responsible for his brother's murder all those years ago. All these men are very old, some of them seem untroubled by their past some people seem to be absolutely broken by it. Many of them are rich and even in positions of power while his own parents live in abject poverty. It's absolutely essential viewing: very powerful very emotional and a brilliantly made documentary. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521134/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Jauja Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Jauja, a mysterious drama set in 19th century Patagonia, starring Viggo Mortensen, A Danish officer has to track his teenage daughter across hazardous terrain after she goes missing. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Jauja trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F73KU_CgKZI Jauja Cast: Viggo Mortensen ... Gunnar Dinesen Ghita Nørby ... Woman in the cave Viilbjørk Malling Agger ... Ingeborg Esteban Bigliardi ... Angel Milkibar Adrián Fondari ... Pittaluga Jauja Full Review Transcript: Jauja stars Viggo Mortensen it's set in the nineteenth century and he plays a Danish man who has gone to Patagonia in Argentina in search of a new life with his teenage daughter but when she goes missing he has to head off into the pampas to try and find her but this is no run of the mill chase movie its something altogether stranger than that it's a weird movie and filled with mesmeric images he encounters Spanish soldiers who are dipping in rock pools by the sea with sea lions barking all around them he has encounters with native americans and with an old woman reciting poetry in a cave it's all quite sedately paced but you're watching it for a couple of reasons the astonishing Patagonian landscape which we haven't really seen on the big screen before and Viggo Mortensen who is just always magnetic to watch as I say it has this hypnotizing magical effect on you and I just thought it was fascinating. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2514338/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Under the Skin Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Jonathan Glazer's dark sci fi movie Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson, for @60secmovies. A predatory alien stalks young men and lures them back to a derelict house. www.60secondreviews.com Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 Full Review Transcript There are probably two reasons why people will go see Under the Skin the first is director Jonathan Glazer this is only his third film but his first two, Sexy Beast and Birth were both excellent. The second reason is Scarlett Johansson, and who am I to argue with that. It is worth knowing that this is not a film for everyone, it's dark and unsettling, slow and weird - there's a good chance you might not like it. Scarlett Johansson plays an alien whose trawling across a bleak Scotland in a transit van picking up men, taking them back to a derelict house where bizarre and terrifying things happen to them. But this isn't Species - there's no snake-tongue or space ships, there's no high tech in this film. It's a lot more unsettling and dark and peculiar than that. Scarlett Johansson is absolutely mesmerising in this- so cold and so alienated by what's happening around her, but gradually she develops some empathy, but only the kind of infinitesimal empathy you might have for an ant crawling in front of your foot. She's excellent, the film is excellent, but it is unsettling, challenging, and has scenes that you'll never forget. Under the Skin Official Trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/undertheskin/ Cast: Scarlett Johansson Jeremy McWilliams Lynsey Taylor Mackay Dougie McConnell Kevin McAlinden D. Meade Andrew Gorman Joe Szula Krystof Hádek Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441395/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews the extraordinary and luminous part-Iranian, part-Californian vampire flick A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, for @60secmovies. An enigmatic girl stalks the streets of Bad City, Iran, at night. Meeting a similarly listless young man will change both their lives. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/agirlwalkshomealoneatnight/ A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Cast: Sheila Vand ... The Girl Arash Marandi ... Arash Marshall Manesh ... Hossein 'The Junkie' Mozhan Marnò ... Atti 'The Prostitute' Dominic Rains ... Saeed 'The Pimp' Rome Shadanloo ... Shaydah 'The Princess' A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Full Review Transcript: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is set in Bad City, a fictional town in Iran that's populated by junkies and prostitutes and gamblers and outsiders it's mainly about a girl who in the daytime is in her basement flat listening to eighties rock music on vinyl in the evening stalks the streets in a long black veil come cloak she forms an unlikely bond with another guy in a leather jacket another outsider with a junkie dad and they form this connection almost an unlikely romance. Now Bad City isn't really in Iran, this was shot in California but it was made by a director Ana Lily Amirpour in Iranian as if it's an Iranian film it's completely original shimmeringly shot in monochrome it looks absolutely beautiful and it's so stylish in a way that a lot of directors strive for but can't achieve - a little bit Jarmusch a little bit David Lynch a little bit Sergio Leone but it's all original and it's very very cool. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2326554/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Grace of Monaco Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as the former Grace Kelly, for 60sec Movies. Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly film star Grace Kelly, becomes caught up in a political crisis when president de gaulle of france demands prince rainier impose income tax on his subjects. Grace of Monaco Cast Nicole Kidman ... Grace Kelly Paz Vega ... Maria Callas Milo Ventimiglia ... Rupert Allan Tim Roth ... Prince Rainier III Parker Posey ... Madge Tivey-Faucon Geraldine Somerville ... Princess Antoinette Derek Jacobi ... Count Fernando D'Aillieres Frank Langella ... Father Francis Tucker Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Alfred Hitchcock Nicholas Farrell ... Jean-Charles Rey Robert Lindsay ... Aristotle Onassis Official trailer: http://www.imdb.com/rg/s/4/title/tt2095649/?ref_=ext_shr_eml_vi#lb-vi3188107801 Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2095649/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Wonder Woman Movie Review
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews #WonderWoman, starring #GalGadot and #ChrisPine, for #60secondreviews. Diana, princess of the Amazons, leaves her home when a World War One pilot crashes into their paradise island. www.60secondreviews.com Wonder Woman trailer: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/wonderwoman/ Wonder Woman Cast: Gal Gadot ... Diana Chris Pine ... Steve Trevor Connie Nielsen ... Hippolyta Robin Wright ... Antiope Danny Huston ... Ludendorff David Thewlis ... Sir Patrick Saïd Taghmaoui ... Sameer Ewen Bremner ... Charlie Eugene Brave Rock ... The Chief Lucy Davis ... Etta Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Force Majeure Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews "what would you do?" drama Force Majeure, for 60sec Movies. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Force Majeure trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/theForce Majeuresman/ Force Majeure Cast: Johannes Kuhnke ... Tomas (as Johannes Bah Kuhnke) Lisa Loven Kongsli ... Ebba Vincent Wettergren ... Harry Clara Wettergren ... Vera Kristofer Hivju ... Mats Fanni Metelius ... Fanni Karin Myrenberg ... Charlotte Brady Corbet ... Brady Johannes Moustos ... Cleaner Force Majeure Full Review Transcript: Force Majeure is that rarest of films - it drills into your head you can't stop thinking about it you're desperate to talk about it and that's because it has this fantastic central premise a family go on a skiing holiday hopefully to relax and spend some time together and then they nearly get caught in a controlled avalanche and the father of the family doesn't quite behave in the heroic way you'd want him to he can't quite admit to it the mother thinks their relationship is starting to fall apart as a result of his actions or inactions the kids pick up on that and they start playing up as well and there is this unbelievable tension and awkwardness throughout the film they try and talk about it with other people there are a couple of dynamite scenes one in a restaurant one in their room entertaining some friends where they try and explore exactly what's happened to them but beneath all this tension and this unbelievable sense of unease and discomfort you get black humor breaking through which makes it a funny movie as well but mainly you gonna wanna say what what I do in this situation and that's why you have to see it Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3630276/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews cycling documentary Pantani: The Accident Death of a Cyclist, for 60sec Movies. www.60secondreviews.com Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfN3uxk-vRs http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2966760/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Lilting Movie Review
 
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Film Critic Nick Duncalf reviews independent British drama Lilting, starring Ben Wishaw, for 60sec Movies. When a young Anglo-Chinese man dies, his lover and mother are drawn together in their grief. Full Review Transcript for Lilting: Lilting is a sedately paced British drama starring Ben Wishaw, and he is the key asset in Lilting. It's the story of a young man, played by Ben Wishaw, whose boyfriend tragically dies, and he tries to reconnect with his boyfriend's mother. His boyfriend is Anglo-Chinese, and the mother, who is Chinese and speaks no English, lives in a care home. So Ben Wishaw, in an attempt to try to connect with her in their grief, hires a translator to come along - initially so they can talk together, but also because she has started having this relationship with another ageing resident, played by Peter Bowles. He only speaks English, she only speaks Chinese, so Ben Wishaw's gift to them is this translator, to try and bring their relationship together. So over the course of the movie you get this quite sweet-natured but also at times darker-edged relationship between the two older characters, and we don't see enough older characters in drama, and also you see Ben Wishaw, who is so good at grief and pain and let's face it, crying. He's terrific in Lilting and it's a nice and quietly affecting British drama. Lilting Official Trailer: http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?cinema=lilting&trailer Lilting Cast: Ben Whishaw ... Richard Morven Christie ... Margaret Peter Bowles ... Alan Pei-pei Cheng ... Junn Andrew Leung … Kai Naomi Christie … Vann Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2560102/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Birdman Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone in Birdman, for 60sec Movies. A washed up Hollywood star known for playing a superhero tries to regain some kudos by staging a play on Broadway. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Birdman trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/birdman/ Birdman Cast: Michael Keaton ... Riggan Emma Stone ... Sam Zach Galifianakis ... Jake Naomi Watts … Lesley Jeremy Shamos ... Ralph Andrea Riseborough ... Laura Edward Norton ... Mike Amy Ryan ... Sylvia Lindsay Duncan ... Tabitha Birdman Full Review Transcript: While I was watching Birdman I was just sitting there absolutely exhilarated by it in a way that I almost couldn't explain - I haven't been so thrilled by a film in years - but also I just wanted to get out there and talk to people about it because there's something bonkers about its brilliance - I think some people will hate it but I just thought it was magical. Michael Keaton plays a washed-up Hollywood star who twenty years previously has played Birdman, a superhero, but it's brought him no kudos, he's got no satisfaction, and so he writes directs and stars in a Broadway play and when one of his actors drops out he has to hire a new one. He gets Ed Norton, who's intensely charismatic but also an utter arsehole - you love him, you hate him - Ed Norton's never been better and that's true of everybody in the film: Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Michael Keaton - well it's all about this crisis that he's going through: narcissism, ego, relationships - he is brilliant, he even streaks in his pants through Times Square. You feel so part of it though because it's all been shot by the director almost like a single take. It's all on Steadicam cameras, whirling around the actors. You are THERE, its is happening, you are IN IT, and the film as a result is an extraordinary experience. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2562232/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Sing Street Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews 1980s-set musical comedy #SingStreet, directed by #JohnCarney (#Once) for #60secondreviews. Dublin, the 1980s. A teenager forms a band after trying to impress an older girl by asking her to star in a music video. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Sing Street trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/singstreet/ Sing Street Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo ... Cosmo Aidan Gillen ... Robert Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Penny Jack Reynor ... Brendan Lucy Boynton ... Raphina Kelly Thornton ... Ann Ben Carolan ... Darren Mark McKenna ... Eamon Percy Chamburuka ... Ngig Conor Hamilton ... Larry Karl Rice ... Garry Ian Kenny ... Barry Don Wycherley ... Brother Baxter Sing Street Full Review Transcript: Sing Street is the new movie from Irish filmmaker John Carney this is the guy who made Once an indie film that was really great and then went on to be a huge musical success in New York like that movie it's set in Ireland and music is very much to the fore it's about a teenage boy who is sent to a new school run by the brutal Christian Brothers in the nineteen eighties and he has to cope with being bullied and getting on with life at this school he sees a pretty girl outside the gates and to try and get in with her he tells her that he's in a band and then suddenly has to form a band otherwise he's gonna have no chance with this girl and he goes and rounds up a gang of lads they start playing music together and it's absolutely intoxicating it's the nineteen eighties so to start off with they're New Romantics and then they're a bit like the Cure the music on the soundtrack from those bands is terrific the music that the band plays will have you absolutely tapping your foot and willing them on it reminded me of course of The Commitments because it bears a strong relationship to that movie but it also has that John Hughes feeling, a little bit Breakfast Club a little bit Pretty In Pink hugely enjoyable when I came out of this film it just made me want to tell everybody I knew that they should go see it too. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3544112/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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45 Years Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews drama 45 Years, starring Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling, for #60secondreviews. In the week that they are about to hold a party to celebrate 45 years of marriage, a couple are rocked when they found out that his young lover, missing for half a century, has been found dead in the Swiss Alps. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com 45 Years trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXAnjA9tAnQ 45 Years Cast: Charlotte Rampling ... Kate Mercer Tom Courtenay ... Geoff Mercer Geraldine James ... Lena Dolly Wells ... Charlotte Richard Cunningham ... Mr. Watkins David Sibley ... George 45 Years Full Review Transcript: 45 years is a new drama starring Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling as a married couple who on the Saturday are about to have a party to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary but at the beginning of the week he receives a phone call telling him that a former girlfriend who had fallen down a crevasse in the Swiss Alps when he was on holiday with her fifty years previously well her body has been found simply quietly their relationship starts to unravel over the course of a week as he becomes internalized and obsesses over those events and his relationship with Katya this German woman and Charlotte Rampling starts to feel that maybe he hasn't been in love with her all those years after all its razor-sharp on long-term relationships on how you can fall easily into comfort and companionship and lose your passion and how things memories start to slip away from you but it's not tempestuous it's all about restraint and that's why both of them are so good because both these actors are really good in these kind of parts particularly Tom Courtenay there are a lot of films made for and about older people these days but this is one of the best and certainly one of the most intelligent Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3544082/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Our Kind of Traitor Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews #JohnLeCarré thriller #OurKindOfTraitor, starring #Ewan McGregor and #StellanSkarsgard, for #60secondreviews. A university lecturer on holiday in Marrakech strikes up a relationship with a dangerous Russian mafiosa. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Our Kind Of Traitor trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/roadsideattractions/ourkindoftraitor/ Our Kind Of Traitor Cast: Ewan McGregor ... Perry Makepeace Damian Lewis ... Hector Stellan Skarsgård ... Dima Naomie Harris ... Gail Perkins Mark Stanley ... Ollie Jeremy Northam ... Aubrey Longrigg Mark Gatiss ... Billy Matlock Alicia von Rittberg ... Natasha Saskia Reeves ... Tamara Our Kind Of Traitor Full Review Transcript: Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1995390/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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The Lady In The Van Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews the big screen adaptation of #AlanBennett's award-winning play #ThaLadyintheVan, starring #DameMaggieSmith and Alex Jennings. The writer Alan Bennett, frustrated by a homeless woman constantly moving her van up and down his street, offers to let her park it on his drive. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com The Lady in the Van trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony/theladyinthevan/ The Lady in the Van Cast: Maggie Smith ... Miss Shepherd Alex Jennings ... Alan Bennett Dominic Cooper ... Theatre Actor James Corden ... Street Trader Jim Broadbent ... Underwood Russell Tovey ... Man with Earring Claire Foy ... Lois, Social Worker Frances de la Tour ... Ursula Vaughan Williams Roger Allam ... Rufus Stephen Campbell Moore ... Doctor Alan Bennett ... Alan Bennett Gwen Taylor ... Mam The Lady in the Van Full Review Transcript: The Lady in the Van is the mostly true story about how playwright Alan Bennett moved to Camden Town in the early nineteen seventies and there was a homeless woman living in a van on their street she was causing so much trouble being moved on and irritating the neighbours that eventually more through irritation than any kind of human kindnesss he let her park her van on his driveway and she stayed for fifteen years there's some poignancy in the parallels between his relationship with this cantankerous woman played by Dame Maggie Smith and the relationship with his mother played by Gwen Taylor I should also say Alex Jennings is fantastic as Alan Bennett and there's a really really good supporting cast as you'd expect as it's directed by Nicholas Hytner who used to be the director of the National Theatre it's actually another side of the story though that's more interesting it's when they're having this cantankerous relationship that things get interesting because nobody does bitchy one-liners quite like by Maggie Smith and also Alan Bennett isn't as cozy and Wallace and Gromittyh as people like to think he can be quite foul-mouthed and quite brittle himself and that's what makes the story all the more human and more enjoyable. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3722070/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Arrival #60secondreviews
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews sci fi movie #Arrival, from acclaimed director #DenisVilleneuve, and starring #AmyAdams and #JeremyRenner, for #60secondreviews. The US military enlist the help of a linguistics professor to help them communicate with aliens. www.60secondreviews.com Arrival trailer: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/arrival/ Arrival Cast: Amy Adams ... Dr. Louise Banks Jeremy Renner ... Ian Donnelly Michael Stuhlbarg ... Agent Halpern Forest Whitaker ... Colonel Weber Arrival Full Review Transcript: Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Fences #60secondreviews
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews #Fences, adapted from the award-winning play by #AugustWilson and directed and starring #DenzelWashington, alongside #ViolaDavis, for #60secondreviews. Pittsburgh, the 1950s. An African-American in late middle-age is determined that his son will not make the mistakes he believed he did, but this draws him into conflict with both his son and his w www.60secondreviews.com Fences trailer: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/fences/ Fences Cast: Denzel Washington ... Troy Maxson Viola Davis ... Rose Maxson Stephen Henderson ... Jim Bono (as Stephen McKinley Henderson) Jovan Adepo ... Cory Russell Hornsby ... Lyons Mykelti Williamson ... Gabriel Saniyya Sidney ... Raynell Fences Full Review Transcript: Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2671706/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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I, Daniel Blake Movie Review
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews #IDanielBlake, the #PalmeDor winning drama from director #KenLoach, starring #DaveJohns and #HayleySquires. After suffering a near-fatal heart attack, a 60-year old carpenter finds himself caught in the bureaucratic nightmare of the UK benefits system. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com I, Daniel Blake trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahWgxw9E_h4 I, Daniel Blake Cast: Dave Johns ... Daniel Hayley Squires ... Katie Sharon Percy ... Sheila Briana Shann ... Daisy Dylan McKiernan ... Dylan I, Daniel Blake Full Review Transcript: Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5168192/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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The Guest Movie Review 2014
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews cult thriller The Guest, starring Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens, for 60sec Movies. Claiming to be a friend of their son, who died in action, a soldier ingratiates himself with a family one by one, with dangerous consequences. www.60secondreviews.com Full The Guest Review Transcript: If you ever want advice on how to change the way people perceive you, you'd better ask British actor Dan Stevens, because he was the drippy nice guy Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey but in his new film The Guest, he is American and he's a sexy, cold-eyed nut job, and I think maybe he's the best psycho seen on screen since DeNiro's Max Cady in Cape Fear, I really thought he was that good. The plot's fairly simple - this guy turns up in a family home in Texas and he starts with ingratiate himself with the family by telling them that he served with their son, who died in Iraq. So you feel like he might sleep with the mother, he's getting drunk with the father and giving him career advice, the teenage son is getting bullied at school and he goes and helps sort that out, and before you know it he's stepping out the shower in a tiny towel while the teenage daughter is hanging around all flustered outside. The things that it's got going for are Dan Stevens, who not only is brilliant but also does really unexpected, weird things in this; the direction from Adam Wingard and the script by Simon Barrett are both absolutely terrific and unsettling in take you in strange places and make you feel odd, and it has a fantastic ending in a high school Halloween prom maze - you can't get better than that. 1:12bud 1:16in Official The Guest Trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/picturehouse/theguest/ Official Cast for The Guest: Dan Stevens ... David Maika Monroe ... Anna Lance Reddick ... Carver Leland Orser … Father Sheila Kelley … Mother Brendan Meyer ... Luke Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980592/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Anomalisa Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews the latest movie from the fertile imaginative mind of Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Anomalisa, featuring the voices of David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Leigh, for #60secondreviews. A disillusioned motivational speaker spends one night in a Cincinatti hotel, and unexpectedly makes a connection with a young woman. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Anomalisa trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/anomalisa/ Anomalisa Cast: David Thewlis ... Michael Stone (voice) Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Lisa Hesselman (voice) Tom Noonan ... Everyone else (voice) Anomalisa Full Review Transcript: Charlie Kaufman always makes oddball movies right from being John Malkovich right through to Synechdoche, New York but his new movie Anomalisa is a stop motion animation which is new territory for him he's made it with a director called Duke Johnson who's a specialist in that genre it's about a character voiced by David Thewlis he's a motivational speaker he has one night at a hotel in Cincinnati before delivering a speech on customer care the next day you soon realise that there's this one voice David Thewlis this main character but everybody else sounds the same and looks the same all the puppets have the same faces whether they're men or women and they have the same voice voiced by an actor called Tom Noonan it's all a bit disorientating you realize that maybe he's suffering from some kind of condition or is it just that he has a struggle to connect with people eventually he meets a woman played by Jennifer Jason Leigh different face and Jennifer jason leigh's voice and you realise they've found a connection it is about how people struggle to find connections in the real world it's romantic in places it's realistic in places which sounds odd considering it's got puppets it's funny and above all it is utterly utterly unique. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2401878/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Truman Movie Review
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews big-hearted Spanish comedy-drama #Truman, starring Argentinian star Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara, for #60secondreviews. Knowing that his old friend Julián has been gravely ill, Tomás travels from his home in Canada back to Madrid to spend a few days in his company. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Truman Cast: Ricardo Darín ... Julián Javier Cámara ... Tomás Dolores Fonzi ... Paula Eduard Fernández ... Luis Troilo ... Truman Alex Brendemühl ... Veterinario Pedro Casablanc ... Médico José Luis Gómez ... Productor Javier Gutiérrez ... Asesor funeraria Elvira Mínguez ... Gloria Oriol Pla ... Nico Truman Full Review Transcript: Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3754940/?ref_=nv_sr_2
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Everybody Wants Some!! Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews #RichardLinklater comedy #EverybodyWantsSome, starring #BlakeJenner for #60secondreviews. Arriving at college on a scholarship in 1980, baseball player Jake spends his first weekend bonding with his new teammates and chasing girls. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Everybody Wants Some trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/everybodywantssome/ Everybody Wants Some Cast: Blake Jenner ... Jake Juston Street ... Jay Ryan Guzman ... Roper Tyler Hoechlin ... McReynolds Wyatt Russell ... Willoughby Glen Powell ... Finnegan Temple Baker ... Plummer J. Quinton Johnson ... Dale Will Brittain ... Beuter Zoey Deutch ... Beverly Everybody Wants Some Full Review Transcript: Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2937696/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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The Other Side of Hope Movie Review
 
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Film critic #NickDuncalf reviews #TheOtherSideofHope, the latest movie from arthouse darling #AkiKaurismaki, for #60secondreviews. A Helsinki businessman sells up and invests in a restaurant. Meanwhile, a Syrian refugee tries to find work in the city. www.60secondreviews.com TheOtherSidefofHope trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtiFG6utst8 Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5222918/?ref_=nv_sr_2
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Lambert & Stamp Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews this hugely entertaining documentary about how two very different young Londoners, Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, came to manage one of the biggest rock bands of all time, The Who. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Lambert & Stamp trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKDHTXgkA_8 Lambert & Stamp Cast: Richard Barnes ... Himself Heather Daltrey ... Herself Roger Daltrey ... Himself Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall ... Himself John Hemming ... Himself Irish Jack ... Himself Kit Lambert ... Himself (archive footage) Christopher Stamp ... Himself (as Chris Stamp) Terence Stamp ... Himself Pete Townshend ... Himself Lambert & Stamp Full Review Transcript: Lambert and Stamp is a really fascinating and really enjoyable documentary about a pair of chancers who went on to manage the biggest rock group in the world. These couple of characters are Chris Stamp: Terence Stamp's brother, East End wide boy, and Kit Lambert: homosexual, aristocracy - the kind of people who could only have met up and paired up in the nineteen sixties when everything was happening. They wanted to be film directors and they hatched this scheme which was that they would find a band and document their rise they found these guys, The Detours, renamed them The Who and the rest is history. So it's full of brilliant rock n roll anecdotes - other films would be about the group from this stage forward and there are lots of interviews with Roger Daltrey and with a very earnest and serious Pete Townshend but it's really all about Chris Stamp he's on camera a lot, tragically he died before the film was released, he's very charismatic and engaging and Kit Lambert, it's about the fascinating rise and fall of both the group and their relationship and it's just a treat to watch. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3458236/?ref_=nv_sr_2
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Starred Up Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews tough British prison drama Starred Up, with clips from the Starred Up Trailer for @60secmovies. www.60secondreviews.com Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 Starred Up 2013 Film Review Full Transcript: New British movie Starred Up starts like a punch in the gut and knocks the air out of you and immediately you feel like this is an authentic depiction of prison life and you never want to go anywhere near prison. Jack O'Connell is the young actor who stars in this and I remember seeing him in a film called The Liability and can remember thinking he was really good and that he got it, but this is his career making performance, the plot involves Eric who is starred up which means sent up from a young offenders institution into an adult prison early because he's so violent and once he arrives he's immediately involved in a ruckus and a terrifying stand off with prison guards and we're off and rolling. He has two father figures in jail, one is his actual father an old con called Ned played by Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn, the other is Rupert Friend who plays the prison therapist, but this is not a therapy makes everyone better movie, the most compelling dramatic scenes are in therapy where people are eye balling each other just before a fight kicks off, you feel like your hearts going to stop, and then it's pounding again and then it stops again it's intensely dramatic, brutal and difficult to watch some times but it has the incredible star making turn and it's the best prison film since Scum. Starred Up - Brutal, intense & dramatic with a star-making performance from Jack O'Connel. Film Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Starred Up Movie Plot Starred Up is a 2013 British prison drama film directed by David Mackenzie and scripted by Jonathan Asser. The film stars Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rupert Friend. The film is based on Asser's experiences working as a voluntary therapist[2] at HM Prison Wandsworth, with some of the country's most violent criminals. The title is a term used to describe the early transfer of a criminal from a Young Offender Institution to an adult prison. Starred Up Cast Jack O'Connell as Eric Love Ben Mendelsohn as Neville Love Rupert Friend as Oliver Baumer Sam Spruell as Deputy Governor Hayes Anthony Welsh as Hassan David Ajala as Tyrone Peter Ferdinando as Dennis Spencer Raphael Sowole as Jago Gilly Gilchrist as Principal Officer Scott Gershwyn Eustache Jnr as Des Ashley Chin as Ryan Tommy McDonnell as Officer Self Frederick Schmidt as Officer Gentry Sian Breckin as Governor Cardew Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starred_Up For further movie reviews see: http://www.60secondreviews.com/ About Nick Duncalf: http://nickduncalf.wordpress.com/about/
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Inherent Vice Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix. California, 1970. Private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Inherent Vice trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thehomesman/ Inherent Vice Cast: Joaquin Phoenix ... Larry "Doc" Sportello Katherine Waterston ... Shasta Fay Hepworth Jordan Christian Hearn ... Denis Taylor Bonin ... Ensenada Slim Jeannie Berlin ... Aunt Reet Josh Brolin ... Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen Eric Roberts ... Michael Z. Wolfmann Serena Scott Thomas ... Sloane Wolfmann Maya Rudolph ... Petunia Leeway Martin Dew ... Dr. Buddy Tubeside Michael Kenneth Williams ... Tariq Khalil Hong Chau ... Jade Benicio Del Toro ... Sauncho Smilax, Esq Jena Malone ... Hope Harlingen Owen Wilson ... Coy Harlingen Vivienne Khaledi Amethyst Harlingen Reese Witherspoon ... Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball Sam Jaeger ... Agent Flatweed Timothy Simons ... Agent Borderline Elaine Tan ... Xandra Martin Short ... Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S. Inherent Vice Full Review Transcript: I am a fully paid-up member of the Paul Thomas Anderson fan club, I think he's the greatest filmmaker working today, but Inherent Vice I still sort of can't figure out what I thought of it. It's set in Los Angeles in 1970, it's based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon and it stars Joaquin Phoenix as Doc Sportello, a permanently stoned private investigator who's trying to figure out why his girlfriend's gone missing, while also taking the case to find a missing millionaire property developer, and also another case involving a rock saxophonist played hilariously by Owen Wilson. It is full of brilliant cameos from Josh Brolin and Resse Witherspoon, a hilarious turn as a coke snorting dentist from Martin Short of all people. It's very dense and the plot is hard to keep up with - when I concentrated, it gave me a headache, it's better to just let it wash over you, just get that feeling. Having said that afterwards lots to think about: the failure of hippy ideals, the collusion of criminals and government - this is a fairly deep movie but at the same time it's got some brilliant Joaquin Phoenix comedy fall overs. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1791528/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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The Big Short Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews financial crisis comedy The Big Short, starring Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale, for #60secondreviews. Several previously unremarkable workers in the us financial sector realise that the property market is about to collapse, and decide to punish the big banks for their greed and stupidity by taking them to the cleaners. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com The Big Short trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/thebigshort/ The Big Short Cast: Christian Bale ... Michael Burry Steve Carell ... Mark Baum Ryan Gosling ... Jared Vennett Marisa Tomei ... Cynthia Baum Brad Pitt ... Ben Rickert Melissa Leo ... Georgia Hale Karen Gillan … Evie Rafe Spall ... Danny Moses Hamish Linklater ... Porter Collins Jeremy Strong ... Vinnie Daniel Margot Robbie ... Margot Robbie Selena Gomez ... Selena Gomez Anthony Bourdain ... Anthony Bourdain The Big Short Full Review Transcript: The Big Short manages to do something fairly miraculous it manages to explain the financial crisis it manages to make you root for a group of bankers who in theory you feel like you should hate cause they ended up very rich and it also keeps you entertained throughout now there are three reasons for this it's written well it's directed well and the performances are terrific first of all it's based on a book by Michael Lewis who wrote Moneyball and like that book it's about bright studious people who took something that was outdated and run by arrogant people and broke it from within the performances in it are terrific Christian Bale's never been better than a year as a hedge fund manager with a glass eye and a fondness for heavy metal Steve Carell is always fantastic when he's furious which he is throughout this Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt they are all terrific and it's all beautifully put together by director Adam McKay who's directed comedy so he knows what he's doing with this what's brilliant about it is it makes you enraged at the system it makes you depressed at the collapse but it always keep you entertained as well. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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The Water Diviner Movie Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews the directorial debut of Russell Crowe, The Water Diviner, starring Rusell Crowe himself, Jai Courntey, and Olga Kurylenko. After the end of the First World War, an Australian farmer travels to Gallipoli to search for his three missing sons. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com The Water Diviner trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/ca/entertainmentone/thewaterdiviner/ The Water Diviner Cast: Jai Courtney ... Lt-Col Cyril Hughes Olga Kurylenko ... Ayshe Russell Crowe ... Connor Isabel Lucas ... Natalia Damon Herriman ... Father McIntyre Jacqueline McKenzie ... Eliza Ryan Corr ... Art Megan Gale ... Fatma Cem Yilmaz ... Cemal Yilmaz Erdogan ... Major Hasan Deniz Akdeniz ... Imam Michael Dorman ... Greeves The Water Diviner Full Review Transcript: I do understand why some people don't like Russell Crowe but I think there are attributes to his character that you don't find in other leading man and that serve him quite well and do serve him quite well in this film, his directorial debut. He's very earnest and he's very intense and he's determined to take things very seriously which of course at times makes him seem laughable, but when you're talking about the First World War, it really works quite well. He plays a guy in the Aussie Outback whose three sons go to fight at Gallipoli and when they don't come home he promises his wife that he will go out to Turkey and bring them back whether they're dead or alive. So it's about his journey out there. There's a slight silly subplot with Olga Kurylenko, a romantic subplot that really could have been jettisoned because it's about his relationship with his sons. There's a beautifully shot dust storm in the Outback and then when he gets out there, the devastated scenes of the battlefield are really effective. It's also commendable that as a director he represents the Turkish as well as the Australian experience it's this kind of bruised nobility as a director and as an actor that makes it worth seeing. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3007512/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Mustang Film Review
 
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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews acclaimed Turkish drama #Mustang, for #60secondreviews. Five sisters are confined to their home by their overbearing grandmother and uncle after being seen playing with teenage boys in the sea. Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 www.60secondreviews.com Mustang trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/mustang/ Mustang Cast: Günes Sensoy ... Lale Doga Zeynep Doguslu ... Nur Tugba Sunguroglu ... Selma Elit Iscan ... Ece Ilayda Akdogan ... Sonay Nihal G. Koldas ... The Grandmother Ayberk Pekcan ... Erol Bahar Kerimoglu ... Dilek Burak Yigit ... Yasin Erol Afsin ... Osman Mustang Full Review Transcript: Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3966404/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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