Dark Places (15) | Home Ents Review
Mar06

Dark Places (15) | Home Ents Review

If one approaches a film with too many expectations, perhaps we are sure to be disappointed. The cast of this thriller (now available on DVD) encouraged me to approach it with pleasurable anticipation

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Lost River (12) | Home Ents Review
May31

Lost River (12) | Home Ents Review

  Dir. Ryan Gosling, US, 2014, 93 mins Cast: Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn, Iain De Caestecker Gosling had a number of assets when it came to directing his first feature film.  His reputation as an actor enabled him to attract a first class cast and crew.   And he’s been paying attention to the films of directors he has worked with and others he admires.  There are echoes of Nicholas Winding Refn’s...

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Detachment (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul19

Detachment (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Tony Kaye, US, 2011, 100 mins. Cast: Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Blythe Danner, Lucy Liu, Tim Blake Nelson, Sami Gayle, Betty Kaye. With his feature film debut American History X, director Tony Kaye displayed a penchant for projects which directly tackle the prominent social issues of pre and post-Millennial America, proving that he could dissect these issues in a humanistic and challenging...

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