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Rose [ Hits:47908 ]
Review: Rose is a harrowing and gritty crime drama based on the true story of one woman's fight to save her daughter's life and her own. Set in the fictional city area of Hellville, the story unfolds as we're introduced to Rose, a prostitute whose decision to defy her pimp, Blondie, lands her in a world of pain and trouble. As she tries to protect her daughter from the scum of Hellville, she finds herself at the centre of a spiraling situation as Blondie exerts his calloused control over the neighborhoo...

Paradise Stop [ Hits:4259 ]
Review: Paradise Stop is a fun movie from the same team that brought us the hilarious South African comedy, White Wedding. This time, acting duo, Rapulana Seiphemo and Kenneth Nkosi, have banded with writer-director Jann Turner again to form the core unit behind Paradise Stop a crime comedy caper set against the backdrop of a truck stop in a sleepy little Limpopo town in South Africa. Paradise Stop, a truck stop on the northern border linking cargo-carrying 16-wheelers from South Africa to Zimbabwe is t...

The Lincoln Lawyer [ Hits:3914 ]
Review: Matthew McConaughey wants to be taken seriously. The Lincoln Lawyer can be viewed as his return to serious acting after a scourge of romantic comedy lead roles. After starring opposite Kate Hudson in the smash hit, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, it seemed that McConaughey was destined to be that guy - even trying to turn their good chemistry into a recurring partnership with Fool's Gold. This after proving his worth in films like U571, Sahara, Contact, EdTV and A Time to Kill. Thing is... McConau...

The Next Three Days [ Hits:3611 ]
Review: Breaking out of prison is never easy, unless you're one of the Beagle boys or a young Sean Connery. It's a meticulous process of timing, planning, training, testing and presence of mind as demonstrated by Wentworth Miller in Prison Break. He was motivated by his brother's wrongful imprisonment, determined to reverse the cogs of justice and work the system in his favour. Full body tattoos are one way of getting your brother out of the clinker, but there's another way... a more sensible blueprint ...

Determinism [ Hits:3507 ]
Review: Determinism (determinismthemovie.com) is the second feature-length film of identical twin brothers, Sanjit and Ranju Majumdar. The brothers were born in Queens, after their parents immigrated from South Asia, and they started making films in high school at the age of 16. After their first film, An Optimistic Perspective, premiered at the Lake Placid Film Festival in 2004, it wasn't long before they started work on their second, Determinism. The gritty, film noir-inspired, guerilla style crime st...

The Town [ Hits:3318 ]
Review: Since Hollywoodland, he's has been on the comeback trail. Although, it's not that difficult when you're following up roles as a blind superhero in Daredevil and Jennifer Lopez's play thing in Gigli. This is the life of Ben Affleck, whose career has been peppered with the good, the bad and the ugly. These days, it's as if Affleck has sprouted a halo and angel wings because he can do no wrong! Probably just jinxed him, but Affleck has turned on the talent instead of the schmarmy charms echoing a s...

Burn After Reading [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3299 ]
Review: Burn After Reading is a Coen Brothers film riddled with a host of regulars including: George Clooney (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou), Frances McDormand (Fargo) and J.K. Simmons (The Ladykillers). Burn After Reading tells the story of two gym employees, who discover a CD with information about the CIA’s operations. Linda (McDormand) wants several cosmetic surgery procedures done, and Chad just wants a “prize” for recovering the invaluable information on the disc. This comes after Osbourne (Mal...

City of God [ 2002 ] [ Hits:3293 ]
Review: City of God aka Cidade de Deus looks and feels real. You know you’re about to see something special, when the opening scene rolls. Chickens are being plucked and prepared, while festive music fills the air. In the City of God, the children are the criminals. They all run around playing ‘cops and robbers’. Only this ‘cops and robbers’ leaves some dead. When they’re not playing soccer on the dusty fields, they’re toting handguns and holding gas trucks up for money and loot. The polic...

The Girl Who Played with Fire [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3165 ]
Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire is the second chapter in the infamous Millennium series: after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and serves as a bridge to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Stieg Larsson's trilogy has received considerable publicity given the nature of the crime novel and speculation over Larsson's death shortly after delivering the manuscripts for publication. The Swedish film adaptations were well-received and have finally been given an international reception, bolstered by th...

American Gangster [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3072 ]
Review: Ridley Scott introduces American Gangster, an epic American crime film based on a true story. Detective Richie Richards (Crowe) makes in-roads into Frank Lucas’s (Washington) heroin empire in Manhattan. Drug abuse is rife during America’s involvement in Vietnam, and Lucas smuggles narcotics from Thailand only to establish a monopoly with ‘Blue Magic’ a purer, cheaper alternative for U.S. junkies during the 1970s. Scott is supported by Academy Award winners, Denzel Washington and Russell...