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Mad Max: Fury Road – Film Review

The fourth film in the Australian dystopian franchise which began in 1979, and once again directed by George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road is the first film in the franchise in 30 years, which sees Tom Hardy replace Mel Gibson as “Mad” Max Rockatansky. Set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities and where humanity is broken, Max joins forces with Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland, as they flee from cult leader Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and his army in an armoured tanker truck, leading to an explosive road battle.

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Wild – Book vs. Film Review

“What if I was a liar and a cheat and there was no excuse for what I’d done other than because it was what I wanted and needed to do? What if I was sorry, but if I could go back in time I wouldn’t do anything differently than I had done? What if I’d actually wanted to fuck every one of those men? What if heroin taught me something? What if yes was the right answer instead of no? What if what made me do all those things everyone thought I shouldn’t have done was what also had got me here?”

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Published in 2012, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is an American New York Times Best Seller biographical memoir written by Cheryl Strayed. Adapted in 2014 by director Jean-Marc Vallée and writer Nick Hornby, the story chronicles one woman’s 1100-mile solo hike across the Pacific Crest Trail. With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother (Laura Dern), which led to years of reckless, destructive behavior, Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) makes the rash decision after losing all hope. With absolutely no experience, and driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl sets off on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Film Review

Sequel to 2012’s Avengers Assemble and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon, picks up with our favourite superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry, calling for the need of The Avengers once again, bringing back together Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). To save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader), The Avengers are put to the ultimate test.

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The DUFF – Film Review

(Written for Filmoria)

Directed by Ari Sandel and based on the novel of the same name by Kody Keplinger, The DUFF follows high school senior Bianca (Mae Whitman), whose world is shattered when she learns that she is the ‘DUFF’ – the Designated Ugly Fat Friend – to her prettier, more popular best friends. Enlisting the help of charming jock Wesley (Robbie Amell), Bianca sets out to ditch her friends, and therefore the label, in order to reinvent herself and find the courage to talk to her high school crush. But the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) isn’t going to make it easy for her.

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Furious 7 – Film Review

The seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise and directed by James Wan, Furious 7 continues the unstoppable franchise as the crew have returned to the United States to live normal lives. That it is until Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts them in danger once again, as he seeks revenge against the franchises best – Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), and Tej (Ludacris). To get to Deckard, Toretto must first do a favour for Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell), and find hacker Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel).

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Letterboxd Reviews: March 2015

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

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Letterboxd Reviews: February 2015

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

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