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Prisons, with their collection of colourful personalities, is bound to create a melting pot of incidents and situations, that makes every day a challenge and eventful for the staff and inmates. A habitation, where acts of humanity and brutality rub shoulders regularly.
In the mid-sixties, the world saw the birth of hippies. A counterculture which questioned so much about society, and was not afraid to suggest an alternative lifestyle to the norm. A spectacular movement, with colourful clothes, magnificent music in the guise of The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and many more, with mind-bending drugs and free love. An ethos that went way beyond being a bored teenager and got the entire world thinking.
Before Al Pacino gained worldwide recognition as a talented actor and achieved global fame from his spellbinding appearance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather, he had been a fringe actor. Only appearing in three feature films, and just one of those as a lead, The Panic in Needle Park, it was from this appearance that Francis Ford Coppola knew Al Pacino was perfect for The Godfather.
The Boost opens with the hustle and bustle of Manhattan in the late eighties, contemporary jazz music blends in with the opening credits, creating a mood of affluence and positivity, as it was a period for many of upward mobility, career opportunities and lucrative schemes, some legit and some not.
Multi-award-winning filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, returns to the big screen in his 10th feature film as Director to give the audience a visual masterwork, original, poignant, elegant love story in The Shape of the Water, which del Toro also writes and produces.
The fascination of the inner workings of the illegal drug game has always been part and parcel of the entertainment industry. Films like The French Connection, Scarface and Traffic long ago cemented themselves into the category of “timeless” in documenting the glitz and glamour in addition to the harsh and brutal realities of what goes on behind the scenes before anyone sets eyes on their party favours for the weekend.
Darkest Hour is a triumphantly superb, inspiring historical World War II drama directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. The core of which is about an unabashed man, Winston Churchill (played with relentless, flawless magnificence by Gary Oldman) thrown in the middle of the some of the most unimaginable inhumane crazy set of circumstances at the beginning of his career as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Multi-award winning playwright, Martin McDonagh follows up the excellent “In Bruges” and “Seven Psychopaths” with the delightfully superb brilliant black comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Once again bringing his original trademark writing and direction with canny Irish charm on the big screen.
One of the most anticipated films of 2017 is now upon us and totally lives up to the hype! Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is a tour de ‘force’ (excuse the pun) of epic action blockbuster cinematic filmmaking, that leaves the audience on the edge of their seats and hungry for next episode in the Space Saga!
Marvel’s The Punisher is a bloody brilliant epic, tense 13-episode crime drama, which takes a real look at the consequences long-term violence has on the human psyche, as well as the meaning of War and how soldiers are treated after they have served their country.
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