All posts tagged: thriller

Film Review – Room (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title: Room (2015) Director: Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers Plot: 5 year old Jack (Tremblay) and his loving mother (Larson) are held captive in a small room that they’ve been imprisoned in by Old Nick (Bridgers). As Jack begins to understand more about the world and why they are held captive, the two begin to plot their escape into the great big world that lay outside their walls. “When I was small, I only knew small things. But now I’m five, I know everything!” Review by Eddie on 18/01/2016 It says a lot about the quiet yet assured power of Room that despite the fact half of Lenny Abrahamson’s film takes place in the titular and small “room” or really prison that Brie Larsons Ma and her son Jack played by impressive newcomer Jacob Tremblay are kept in, scenes in the film constantly engage the viewer through terrific performances, a taught and sharp script by Emma Donaghue (who here adapts her own book)…

Film Review – Trash (2014)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – Trash (2014) Director – Stephen Daldry (The Hours) Cast – Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen Plot – Teenage boys Raphael (Tevez), Gardo (Luis) and Rato (Weinstein) find themselves in a world of trouble in the harsh surrounds of Brazil after the come into the possession of a wallet found at their local dump that possesses secrets more valuable than a wad full of cash.  “Don’t waste your life fighting battles that make you bitter or make you dead” Review by Eddie on 12/10/2015 Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry’s latest film focused around the younger generation is most certainly not the feel good movie you may have been expecting. After either hearing about Trash or even seeing the films front cover one may be expecting a feel good romp but Trash’s greatest success and also in some ways its greatest weakness is the fact that it’s not afraid to go dark, real dark making it an uneasy mix between family adventure and…

Film Review – The Martian (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title: The Martian (2015) Director: Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down) Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Sean Bean Plot: After a mission on Mars goes awry, botanist and astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) must find a way to survive on the seemingly uninhabitable red planet. “Hi, I’m Mark Watney and I’m still alive… obviously” Review by Eddie on 02/10/2015 Well this is refreshing. After years of average (Exodus, Prometheus) to downright terrible (Counselor) films, long serving and renowned director Ridley Scott has with this feel-good blockbuster of the year created his most proficient and memorable movie experience since he thrilled the world in the early 2000s with his Russell Crowe star-making vehicle Gladiator. Yes sir ladies and gentleman, The Martian shows us all that the grey haired director has a few tricks up his sleeve yet. The Martian is in many ways Scott’s most readily accesible film. It’s a long film (perhaps slightly too much so) and many…