Filth follows the story of Scottish police officer Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) and his attempt to sabotage his colleagues’ chances of making detective in order to advance his own position, all whilst battling his personal demons with a progressive onslaught of alcohol and drug abuse.
Tag: Drama Films
Captain Phillips tells the story of the real-life hijacking of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship by Somali pirates in 2009. Helmed by the titular Captain Richard Phillips, the ship is boarded by a band of Somali pirates whilst en-route to Mombasa and consequently hijacked and held for ransom for a large fee. The ship’s crew safely manages to hide in the lower levels of the ship, whilst Captain Phillips righteously deals with the hijackers whilst protecting his crew and cargo.
Jobs takes a look at the key events and moments in the history of Apple and its leader, Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher). The film does a decent job of covering some of the key moments of Apple’s history, but unfortunately, the filmmakers do not go deep enough into the complex personality of Steve Jobs.
Amour is not easy viewing; it’s fair to say that it’s neither entertaining nor enjoyable – but it is still brilliant.
Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the decade-long manhunt for terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden. It is a completely engrossing look into the people involved in the operation and the methods employed by them that eventually lead to Bin Laden’s discovery and death, ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The Dark Knight is the follow up film to the smash hit Batman Begins and it improves on that film and the Batman franchise in leaps and bounds.
Black Book is a war drama based around the last couple of years of World War II. It follows the story of Jewish singer Rachel Stein (Carice van Houten) who becomes a spy for the Dutch resistance after being taken in to hide from German forces.
Flyboys is a re-telling of the story of the first aviation combat squad during WW1, known as “The Lafayette Escadrille”.
Set in London’s infamous King’s Cross, Breaking and Entering is an emotional story about the intertwining of two different socio-economic classes and the family struggles faced in both.
The Pursuit of Happyness is a rags-to-future-riches story of exceptional perseverance starring Will and son Jaden Smith. After an erroneous investment into a large stock of bone density scanners, Chris Gardner’s (Smith Sr.) life starts spiraling down when he discovers that his investment is hard to sell and is barely making ends meet. Chris’s life really hits the pits when wife Linda (Thandie Newton) leaves him and he is left with his son Chris (Smith Jr.) and no money. Chris’s inspiration for success comes in the form of a six month internship at brokerage firm Dean Witter, where he is accepted but to his dismay finds out that it is unpaid and his chances of selection are one in twenty. During this period Chris is forced to live in shelters, toilets and dodgy motels as he struggles to keep himself and his son happy and inspired.
Kokoda pays tribute to Australian soldiers caught on the hellish terrain of the infamous Kokoda track, fighting a faceless enemy whilst the untrained soldiers discover comradeship under the most malignant circumstances.
The Passenger is a visually complex look into the deeper understanding of the human condition and the compromising notion of self. David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a famed British-American journalist. Whilst on location in Africa trying to shoot a political documentary, Locke discovers the deceased body of David Robertson (Charles Mulvehill), a drifter with seemingly no family or relative connections. Locke takes this opportunity to switch identities with Robertson, and taking on the stiff’s organized repertoire, begins a suspenseful journey on the run from a tiresome job, rocky marriage, and ultimately himself.
Syriana is a perplexing look into the global oil trade, told from multiple perspectives; lawyers, CIA operatives, oil-traders, humble workers and a contingence of supporting roles. Syriana has the look and feel of ‘real-time’ oil trading with the biggest players in the field and the consequences that follow.