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Review: Looper – Rian Johnson

Review: Looper – Rian Johnson

It’s 2044, time-travel has been invented and almost immediately outlawed. Crime syndicates, of course, don’t care what’s illegal. By 2072, murdering and disposing of bodies has become too difficult in an increasingly ‘nanny-state’ society. For crime to continue, time-travel has become a necessary device to bump-off human baggage, so these crime organisations use rusty, chicken-wire … Continue reading

Review: Killing Them Softly – Andrew Dominik

Review: Killing Them Softly – Andrew Dominik

Adapted from George V. Higgins’ novel Cogan’s Trade, Andrew Dominik brings the American gangster crime-noir to the cinematic screen as Killing Them Softly. Breezing in on the tail-end of Drive, Killing Them Softly is obviously influenced not only by Winding Refn, but also Scorcese and Tarantino. The film interlinks various characters that are all in … Continue reading

Review: Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn

Review: Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn

After Drive having already left UK cinemas and me having missed it on multiple occasions, I finally made it to an 11:30pm screening half way round the world at the Embassy Theatre cinema – the one which was remodelled and art-deco-ed out for the premiere of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: Return of the … Continue reading