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Film: Barbarians at the Gate

"We're not talkin' fuck you money. We're talkin' fuck EVERYBODY'S money."

The story behind the leveraged buyout of US tobacco company RJR Nabisco in 1988. James Garner plays F. Ross Johnson, the CEO of the corporation who fronts a bid to buy the company and Jonathan Pryce plays Henry Kravis, a businessman who forms a rival bid. The price war quickly escalates and the affair becomes the focus of a lot of media attention. This is a potentially stuffy and dull...

Glenn Jordan | Friday, Aug 11, 2017

Film: X-Men: Apocalypse

"Well, at least we can all agree the third one's always the worst."

Mild spoilers ahead In ancient Egypt, a mutant believed to be a god is betrayed and entombed by his worshippers. In 1983, he awakens and seeks revenge on the world, looking to re-instate his position of power over mankind. The young students at Charles Xavier’s school must band together to stop him. The Egyptian mutant that is, not Charles. Thanks to infinite amounts of time travel gimmicks, reboots and re-castings...

Bryan Singer | Sunday, Aug 06, 2017

Film: Only Angels Have Wings

"I'm hard to get, Geoff. All you have to do is ask me."

Jean Arthur plays Bonnie Lee, a woman who passes through a small South American port town and encounters an airline devoted to running mail over the Andes. It’s a perilous job and heading up the operation is Geoff (Cary Grant), a fatalistic, jaded and pragmatic pilot. In spite of his standoffishness she begins to fall for him and decides to stay in town a little while longer. This is like...

Howard Hawks | Sunday, Aug 06, 2017

Take 2: The Royal Tenenbaums

"I'm very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a terribly attractive woman."

You might not even like this first time round but come back to The Royal Tenenbaums every few years and it’s like watching a different film every time. Behind Anderson’s dry wit lies a surprisingly emotional and relatable tale about what ties a family together. A must watch.

Wes Anderson | Sunday, Jul 30, 2017

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Ben Oliver | Sunday, Jul 30, 2017

Film: John Wick: Chapter 2

"You working?"

A sequel to the 2014 revenge thriller. This time John Wick repays a debt he owes to a gangster only to have the villain turn on him right after the task is complete. YES YES YES. It’s so rare that a sequel gives you exactly what you want but John Wick 2 delivers the goods and then some. This is another stylish, inventive, beautiful masterpiece of wall-to-wall action. John takes...

Chad Stahelski | Friday, Jul 28, 2017

Take 2: Inglourious Basterds

"You didn't say the goddamn rendezvous was in a fuckin' basement."

I hadn’t seen this since it came out and as with most of Tarantino’s work one remembers the key scenes but forgets just how well he writes. I can’t think of anyone who can keep you riveted through 20-minute long scenes of just dialogue, yet this film flies through its 150 minute runtime as if it were half as long. The film flits between English, French, German and Italian yet...

Quentin Tarantino | Sunday, Jul 23, 2017