100 Word Review – Demolition (2015)

LIFE: Some Disassembly Required. – Tagline

After losing his wife (Heather Lind) in a car accident that left him unscathed, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal) writes a series of increasingly confessional complaint letters to a vending machine company. He also starts taking things apart.

Co-starring Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis (definitely a young actor to look out for), this film finds humour and sympathy in the cathartic actions of one man.

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Wild, Dallas Buyers Club, The Young Victoria) and written by Bryan Sipe, it is funny, heartbreaking and brilliantly destructive. It also has a toe-tappingly wonderful soundtrack.

100 Word Review – Source Code (2011)

Duncan Jones second film after Moon, this is a fantastic exploration of what it is that makes us human, our body or our mind.

Colter Stevens wakes up in someone else’s body (Jake Gyllenhaal), tasked by a government agency (headed by Vera Farmiga) to find out who caused a train to explode before he is destroyed in the same explosion.

If you got your head around that sentence there is a good chance you will adore this film. Thought provoking and with as many explosions as you could ask for, this is a wonderful film that I’d recommend to anyone!