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Joel Edgerton

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 2:23pm

Welcome to the BRAG's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Bumper crop this time around, folks, as some locals rough the joint up and a hardline porcine socialist brings her leftist agenda Down Under.

 

There's also the return of an oft-maligned but visually talented Hollywood director, a major award-winner with Aussie faces, an exciting...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:41pm

★★★★ 

 

"I'm pregnant." Spoken under darkening skies, they're two simple words that can fill a room, make your heart swell and, in the case of Loving, become the catalyst to a decade of emotional and physical upheaval.

 

Based on a true story, Loving is set in 1950s country Virginia. It's a time when ‘whites’ and ‘coloureds’ live harmoniously together, but the...

Posted 7 Oct 2015 @ 9:38am

★★★

 

Black Mass is the true story of Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) and his uncanny ties with the FBI, which led him to an unprecedented level of rule over the city throughout the ’70s and ’80s.

 

After childhood friend and FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) brings Bulger on as an ‘informant’ – naively plotting an allegiance to help crack down...

Posted 21 Aug 2014 @ 9:38am

As cable-televised sagas like True Detective and The Wire continue to garner more and more acclaim, big-screen crime thrillers seem to have gone out of fashion.

 

Because of this, it’s kind of refreshing to see movies like Felony make their way to the cinema. Unfortunately, director Matthew Saville doesn’t do a lot with the advantages that film can offer crime-...

Posted 4 Jun 2013 @ 5:57pm

There was a modest brilliance to Gatsby in Fitzgerald’s novel – that’s why he was Great.

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal novel owns a subtlety that shouldn’t be compromised by adaptation. The delicacy of language in and thematic poise of The Great Gatsby endows Fitzgerald’s work with a profound cultural significance, the value of which audiences the world over has understood...

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