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Nicholas Cage serves up a Michelin star worthy dish in ‘Pig’

Nicholas Cage's latest outing has him portraying Robin Feld, a recluse living in the wilderness of Oregon with only the companionship of his prized truffle hunting pig. When this peaceful existence is destroyed by intruders who steal his pig Robin must return to the city and his old life to retrieve his beloved companion. Unlike […]

Night Moves

In Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves three eco-activists living on the fringes of society plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam in protest against environmental devastation. But unexpected consequences start to make them question whether a noble cause can justify amoral actions? This is a film overflowing with taught anxiety. The first half slowly builds with […]

Divergent

Appealing to the market already created by The Hunger Games books and movies, Divergent is more simplistic and edgy, without all the bells and whistles. With similar themes of survival of the fittest and grappling with authority, Divergent is set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago society and begins with a coming-of-age ceremony that determines which of […]

ENDLESS LOVE

Endless Love is a remake of the original romantic drama produced in 1981 and is about the loss of innocence and troubled young love. The story remains mostly faithful to the original with some notable changes. David (Alex Pettyfer) and Jade (Gabriella Wilde) have graduated from high school and fall in love. Jade’s controlling father […]

AMERICAN HUSTLE

American Hustle is a retro not-quite-true con story directed by David O. Russell and set in the 70s. The spot-on casting features an array of Hollywood names, including but not limited to, the busy Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. An uncredited Robert De Niro even makes a brief appearance. […]