Tag Archives: Brad Pitt

Film Review: Netflix’s War Machine (MA15+) (USA, 2017) is an enjoyable satirical war drama in the vein of The Big Short

With the release 2015’s Beasts of No Nation, the streaming giant Netflix began producing their own Netflix Original movies and to this day their library of original content starring high profile actors and actresses continues to grow. Now we see the release of Netflix’s biggest original movie to date, War Machine. Written and directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), War Machine is a satirical war drama that acts as a fictionalised adaptation of the non-fiction book The Operators written by journalist Michael Hastings in 2012.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Allied (USA/UK, 2016) is strengthened by a tour de force performance from Marion Cotillard

Robert Zemeckis is a film-maker that has both enthralled and frustrated me. For the most part, his films can be exciting, fun and incredibly well-told; take the Back to the Future series, Cast Away or the classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit. But at his worst, his films can be corny and indulgent; What Lies Beneath, his motion-capture films like The Polar Express and even The Walk are examples of that.... Continue Reading

Cotillard and Pitt’s World War II thriller Allied gets a new trailer

Paramount Pictures has released the first full length trailer for their upcoming World War II film Allied. The thriller stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as undercover operatives who meet each other on the North African front during a deadly mission behind enemy lines. To cut a long story short, many explosions and gunfights ensue.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Big Short (USA, 2015)

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 the 2007 world financial crisis.... Continue Reading

Film Review: By The Sea (USA, 2015)

“What a waste of a good holiday”, exclaimed the woman seated next to me as the credits rolled. And she’s not wrong – there’s plenty of things I’d do in France if I was given the chance. I would swim every single day. I’d go for walks in the beautiful countryside. I’d drink every bar dry. But, such fun seems to be lost on the couple that inhabits Angelina Jolie Pitt’s new film, By The Sea. Starring Jolie Pitt and husband Brad PittBy The Sea is an egotistical melodrama that offers a glimpse into the life of a troubled American couple on a holiday that, quite frankly, makes you want to go back to work.... Continue Reading