Tag Archives: Netflix

The Highwaymen (2019) – Review

After the FBI struggle to get the job done, two former, notorious Texas Rangers, Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson), are tasked with using their gut instinct and every bit of experience they possess, to track down and eventually stop the rain of terror being caused across America by the infamous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. A pretty steady Netflix tale which is based on a true story. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the true story it was based off.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Night Clerk (2020) – Review

An extremely intelligent night clerk with Asperger syndrome is witness to a woman’s brutal murder during his work shift, Bart Bromley (Tye Sheridan) consequently becomes the number one suspect in the case, but unbeknown to the police, his habit of voyeurism means he’s captured the event in its entirety, thus proving his innocence. While growing close to another guest named Andrea Rivera (Ana de Armas), he must prevent her from being the next victim, while also unmasking the real killer. A surprisingly impressive movie that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Blue Ruin (2013) – Review

When a recluse’s quiet, and relatively peaceful life, is turned upside down upon hearing about the release from jail, of a man connected to the death of his parents, he embarks on a crazy and reckless quest of vengeance, acting as an amateur cutthroat hitman, in order to seek revenge, but also protect the estranged family he has left too. A surprisingly good hidden gem, with an intriguing morale message behind it, that is definitely worth a watch.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Session 9 (2001) – Review

When a skilled crew of asbestos workers land a job in an abandoned mental hospital, things quickly become more complex than originally anticipated. Upon beginning to rush their original job, the horrific past of the hospital starts unfolding, leaving the crew with mixed emotions. A somewhat exciting premise that starts promising but never really leaves its mark. Session 9 is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.
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Hostiles (2017) – Review

When the American war hero, Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale) is instructed to escort an ageing Cheyenne chief and his family to his ancestral home in Montana’s Valley of the Bears, things quickly become strained when a widow, Rosalee Quaid (Rosamund Pike), attaches herself to the group after her family are savagely attacked by a destructive group of prowling Comanches who are still causing chaos. Another terrific modern-day western that managed to boast an effective and diverse cast.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Everest (2015) – Review

This spectacular movie follows Robert Edwin Hall (Jason Clarke), who in May 1996, started his final ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest – the highest point on Earth – with his team in tow. When they find themselves faced with challenging weather conditions, however, his team must join forces with Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his crew to ensure they have a better chance of survival in the hazardous and potentially deadly circumstances put to them. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the true story it was based off.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Arctic (2018) – Review

A man stranded in the Arctic sees a helicopter in the distance, that looks set to rescue him from the dire situation he finds himself in, but suddenly the chopper crashes, and there’s only one surviving person onboard. From then on, Overgard (Mads Mikkelsen), must ensure not only his own survival, but the survival of the crash victim, who is badly injured. Leaving the relative safety of his improvised home, he embarks on a potentially fatal trek through the Arctic, in a bid to find support for them both. A movie that sends you effortlessly through a mixture of emotions and is definitely worth a watch.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Martian (2015) – Review

After an astronaut is caught up in a fierce storm during a mission to Mars, the rest of his team assume him to be dead and consequently leave the planet. From there, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), must do his best to find a way of communicating to Earth, to start the ball rolling on a daring rescue operation that quickly turned into a race against time. Another solid Ridley Scott movie that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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