Christian Bale

Film Review: Amsterdam‘s star wattage can’t blindingly distract from its convoluted assemblage

October 6, 2022

Maybe you can try a little too hard sometimes? David O. Russell is no stranger to big swings, both from a narrative point of view and in his casting.  And here have been times that such an effort has paid off, with Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle standing as (arguably) his most accessible titles.  […]

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Film Review: Thor: Love and Thunder is a more humorous addition to the MCU

July 5, 2022

Once Taika Waititi reinvented the Marvel wheel with 2017’s wild Thor: Ragnarok, it made sense that the studio big-wigs would bestow further free licensing in the character’s shift towards a more humorous mentality. And whilst that’s all well and good – we certainly don’t want the character regressing in any manner – Thor: Love and […]

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Film Review: Ford v Ferrari is a fantastic tribute to the Hollywood sports genre

November 13, 2019

The 1960s set Ford v Ferrari might not sound appealing to anyone with limited knowledge of or interest in the world of motor racing. But, in the world of cinema, any story can work, regardless of its premise, thanks to the themes it examines. In the case of director James Mangold‘s latest, these universal themes cover […]

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DVD Review: Knight of Cups (USA, 2015)

March 23, 2016

Or, as I like to call it, Special-K. Terrence Malick and his editors have modeled their film on the time and space bending properties of a psychoactive trip. One second you’re in a swanky Los Angeles apartment, the next on the ruins of a burnt-down gas station.  Sometimes it’s Rick’s (Christian Bale) voice whispering contemplative […]

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Christian Bale joins new Western Hostiles

February 19, 2016

Christian Bale is set to star in the Scott Cooper-written and directed Western Hostiles. As reported by Variety, Bale will play  a colonial soldier in 1892 whose final mission sees him an Indian chief back to his Montana reservation – learning respect for his companions’ culture over the course of the journey. There’s no word on when the […]

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Film Review: The Big Short (USA, 2015)

January 8, 2016

You probably already know director Adam McKay from his extensive catalogue of cringe-comedy – Anchorman, Step Brothers, and Talladega Nights, amongst others. The Big Short is the most recent film from McKay, and one that completely redefines the joker perspective that he is often associated with. It’s hilarious, but at its core The Big Short is an intelligent tragedy about the gruelling effects of […]

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Film Review: American Hustle (M) (USA, 2013)

December 13, 2013

With an ensemble cast of some of Hollywood’s current A-list crop and an Oscar nominated multi-award winning director/writer helming the film American Hustle is already garnering a lot of hype and I would say that you better believe it’s worth it. We open with the film telling us that “some of this actually happened” and […]

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