The Keeping Room: Film Review

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I saw this during the 2014 London Film Festival. Yep, you read that right. Almost two full years ago. The Keeping Room has finally achieved a cinema release! YAAY! I’m glad – it is a great little film and the best I’ve ever seen Brit Marling.

The movie is set at the end of the American Civil War and sisters Augusta (Marling) and Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and their African-American slave occupy their time while waiting for their family to return from war. However, things to go awry when Augusta accidentally meets two soldiers (lead by Sam Worthington) who want her whatever the cost so they track her back to the home, where the girls must fight for their lives.

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Top Films for June

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How are we in June already?! I feel like I have only just written about May and here we are once again. I’m particularly unimpressed and uninspired with this month’s lot to be honest. Normally I have a huge list and cut it down to a few, but this month I haven’t even had to do that.

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Hacksaw Ridge: Film Review

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I’m not the biggest fan of war movies but I was encouraged to see Hacksaw Ridge after it received a 10-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival in September. It’s now obvious to see why. This is probably the best war movie made in recent years and features some extraordinary performances.

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Everest: Film Review

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I have been excited by this for a while because I like disaster movies, this is based on a true story, it has a stellar cast and it looked amazing. I was not let down. Everest was actually better than I expected. It is by no means perfect but it was gripping, heart-breaking and stunning.

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Top Films for September

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How is it September already?! Winter is swiftly approaching (did we even have a summer?!) which means some of the best of 2015 movies are on the approach, starting with September, which has a few treats in store. Check out my preview highlights:

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Cake: Film Review

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I had to see Cake to find out if Jennifer Aniston’s performance is worthy of award nominations and the shock at her Oscars ‘snub’. While it is certainly a different role – everyone will notice she’s shunned the make-up and high maintenance appearance – it didn’t really stand out to me and the film itself is incredibly boring and depressing.

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