Monthly Archives: Jun 2020

Logan Lucky (2017) – Review

Two brothers, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), plot to pull off an audacious heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina, after Jimmy loses his job and decides this is the only way forward. Upon convincing their sister, Mellie (Riley Keough), to help them on their quest, they must then attempt to break out an infamous safe cracker who is currently imprisoned for a previous heist, before returning him afterwards without anyone realising. An easy to watch movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously and showcases a different side to many of the actors involved.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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American Honey – 2016

Star (Sasha Lane), a teenager with very little to lose, is charmed into joining a group of traveling misfits on their quest to sell magazines across America. While riding turbulent waves of partying, law bending and young love, Star and the rest of her group do their best to survive, while also doing their best to have fun and experience life to its fullest. An underrated and underappreciated movie with a lengthy, but worthwhile, runtime.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Hereditary (2018) – Review

Annie (Toni Collette) is a model maker with an extremely volatile and unstable family history – when her elderly mother passes away, Annie and the rest of her family begin experiencing disturbing events that tie in with the emotional trauma that has been passed through the generations of their household. A somewhat interesting premise, and genuinely scary movie at times, with a sinister, supernatural theme throughout. Hereditary is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story (2020) – Review

This newly released indie documentary follows the journey of the controversial stand-up comedian, Richard Lett and his struggle with addiction, homelessness, and mental health issues that have plagued his career. After losing just about everything he’d worked for, he managed to overcome the obstacles before him and live to tell the tale. Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story was presented to me on behalf of Comedy Dynamics to give an honest and fair review.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Gold (2016) – Review

Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey) is a prospector, greatly in need of a lucky break, who decides to team up with an eager geologist in a final bid to discover gold in the dangerous jungle of Indonesia. With Kenny raising the funds primarily from the America and Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramirez) doing the mining, what could possibly go wrong? A relatively interesting and enthralling drama with one or two twists along the way that are good enough to keep you hooked.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Last Days of American Crime (2020) – Review

Sometime in the near future, the American government plan to send out a signal that will make it virtually impossible for any citizen to commit an unlawful crime – consequently, a small team form and plan to execute one final heist before the signal takes effect. On a whole, a movie with a pretty interesting and unique premise, but not one that materialised into anything worthy of a repeat viewing or recommendation.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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The Sisters Brothers (2018) – Review

Based in the 1850’s, an infamous pair of assassins attempt to chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally down to finish the job they had signed up for. Things become more complicated however, when the prospector alerts the men to the fact that he holds a chemical substance that is capable of finding gold with ease. An all-star cast deliver a fine performance but a tale that some may not find all that entertaining.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Hold the Dark (2018) – Review

After several children from different families are suspected to have been killed by wolves that roam the area, writer Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) is hired by the parent of one of the missing children – a six-year-old boy. Russell is tasked with the mission of tracking down her missing son and also to locate the animal responsible, all while navigating the dangerous Alaskan wilderness. An interesting Netflix movie that had the potential to be far better than what eventually transpired.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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