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Honest Thief

A former marine demolitions expert (Liam Neeson) who has robbed 12 banks in seven states amounting to US$9 million wants to turn himself in and make a fresh start. His plan is to hand over all the stolen money for a reduced sentence. But why does this thief suddenly see the error of his ways […]

Made In Italy

This film should help fill the void for those people who dream of travelling overseas during these unchartered times, as international lockdown continues owing to the infectious COVID-19 pandemic. Filmed in the picturesque Tuscan hills in Italy, this is the heart-warming story of a father and son who travel to Italy to renovate their derelict […]

Men In Black: International

Let's address something off the bat: if you go watch Men in Black: International thinking it’s going to be a great sequel or a fantastic reboot to Will Smith’s original series, then you will be mistaken. There is literally no point to this movie, with the story not really leading the overall arc of the […]

Widows

To describe this simply as a heist movie is to ignore the thoughtful script, complex characters, stylish cinematography and consummate performances. Steve McQueen directed and co-wrote this suspense thriller about four women left widowed after their husbands are killed in a heist gone wrong. Veronica (Viola Davis), whose husband (Liam Neeson) had led the gang, […]

Alpha

Alpha starts off some 20,000 odd years ago attempting to take us to the last days of the Ice Age. It is about a boy named Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Keda it seems has an objection to killing and has an overly emotional family. Perfectly normal in the current day, but in times when apparently the […]

The Commuter

It was probably bad timing, but with the common theme of a train and a mystery, The Commuter felt like a darker version of Murder On The Orient Express. The action film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Jonathan Banks and Patrick Wilson to name a few. The story revolves […]

A MONSTER CALLS

This is an emotionally arresting film which centres on Conor (Lewis MacDougall), a 12 year-old boy who inadvertently summons an imaginary tree monster to aid in the acceptance of his mother’s impending death from terminal cancer. Writers have been very vindictive to this young lost soul, who is also being bullied at school, is friendless, […]

A Walk Among the Tombstones

At first glance this may seem like a Taken clone in that it stars Liam Neeson and centres around an ex-cop who now hunts down criminals with his “particular set of skills”, however, this is a more cerebral than action-oriented affair. Set in a rain-soaked, gloomy and grey New York circa 1999, the environment and […]

A Million Ways To Die In The West

Albert (Seth MacFarlane) hates living in the old west. It’s 1882 and just about everything can kill you. His girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) dumps him for the local moustachery owner (Neil Patrick Harris), his parents hate him and he is just the worst sheep farmer ever. Enter Anna (Charlize Theron), a mysterious stranger with a shady […]