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John Carter (2012)

Written and directed by Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, “John Carter” (2012) has long been derided as the box office flop of the year. Its leading actor, Taylor Kitsch, similarly has been labelled box office poison given that he also starred in the poorly received Summer blockbuster, “Battleship”(2012). Hence, my expectations were fairly low when I finally … Continue reading

The Conspirator (2010)

Robert Redford helms this historical legal drama set in the aftermath of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. James McAvoy leads the cast as Frederick Aiken, a Yankee war hero returned to civilian life and a fledgling law career. Senator Reverdy Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) singles Aiken out to defend Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) who is accused of … Continue reading

The Awakening (2011)

Florence Cathcart is a renowned ‘ghost hunter’ in post First World War England. Traumatised by the loss of her beau in the Great War she makes it her mission in life to expose the charlatans that prey on the grief-stricken by charging for séances. Indeed the first scene of the film demonstrates Cathcart (played by … Continue reading

Good (2008)

Viggo Mortensen, Jodie Whittaker and Jason Isaacs star in this movie. Set in the Germany of the 1930s, Johnny Halder (Mortensen) is a man leading a complicated life. Caring for his highly-strung wife, their children, the house, a chronically-ill mother and holding down a job as a writer and literary professor – Johnny is more … Continue reading


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