100 Word Review – Trumbo (2015)

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Based on the life of the Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday, Sparticus) and his time on the Black List as one of the infamous Hollywood Ten.

Brilliantly cast and put together, the film breathes a new life into antime of constructed fear and censorship that holds up a mirror to politics throughout the ages. Despite the heavy content, it retains a levity and humanity that is truly brilliant.

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is superb in the title role and his co-stars all shine just as bright. It’s unsurprising┬áthat he’s been nominated for an Oscar for his performance.

100 Word Review – RED (2010)

Finally! An action film that proves youth and gender aren’t everything!

A former Black-Ops agent (Bruce Willis) comes out of retirement when he is forced back into the field. Marked by the Government as Retired Extremely Dangerous he’s going to need a little help from his friends.

Cue Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman. Seriously, what film can boast a better cast?

Admittedly, as with most action films, a lot of it’s unbelievable. But it is so much fun. If you want a cerebral drama, then look elsewhere, but if you want exploding cars, you’re in the right place.