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Posts Tagged "Brian Helgeland"

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Legend *** (2015, Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton) – Movie Review

Legend offers Tom Hardy an eagerly and exuberantly taken chance for a bravura star turn in twin roles as 1960s identical twin East End gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray (‘We’re talking about being gangsters, that’s […]

Sep, 09

The Order [The Sin Eater] ** (2003, Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann, Peter Weller) – Classic Movie Review 2127

Heath Ledger comes a cropper as Catholic priest Father Alex Bernier dispatched to the Vatican to probe the death of head of his arcane order of priests known as Carolingians. He tracks the mysterious circumstances […]

Jan, 29

Mystic River ***** (2003, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon) – Classic Movie Review 468

Sean Penn won a well-deserved best actor Oscar as Jimmy Markum, a Boston ex-con who takes the law into his own hands when he thinks one of his childhood buddies, Dave Boyle, has murdered his teenage […]

Dec, 04

Man on Fire **** (2004, Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Mickey Rourke, Giancarlo Giannini, Rachel Ticotin, Marc Anthony) – Classic Movie Review 256

Both Denzel Washington and his true Brit director Tony Scott are on fire with this pounding, in-your-face 2004 thriller, based on the novel by A J Quinnell. It’s exhilarating and scary high-adrenaline stuff, delivered at full pelt […]

Sep, 21

42 – Film Review

Writer-director Brian Helgeland’s old-fashioned biopic of Jackie Robinson, who made history as the first black man in the US baseball Major League, is incredibly well meaning and good hearted. Stirring and inspiring, it raises the […]

Sep, 11


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