Aaron Taylor-Johnson

IJR Awards 2016: Nominations Announced, Part Two of Two

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It’s time for the second – and final – half of the nominations for the 2016 IJR Awards. This time it’s all about movies and documentaries. I’ll announce the winners of all categories on February 20th, before announcing my top ten films of 2016 on February 22nd. (more…)

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REVIEW: Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Theatrical Release Poster - Focus Features

Theatrical Release Poster – Focus Features

The following is a review of Nocturnal Animals – Directed by Tom Ford.

In Nocturnal Animals, Susan Morrow (played by Amy Adams), a gallery owner, receives the manuscript for a novel by her ex-husband, Edward Sheffield (played by Jake Gyllenhaal). She is now married to Hutton Morrow (played by Armie Hammer) and she’s losing touch with her husband, who is actively cheating on her. Susan is surprised to learn that Edward has dedicated the novel to her, and even more disturbed, but intrigued, by the story which takes place in West Texas and is a very violent revenge story. (more…)

REVIEW: Avengers – Age of Ultron (2015)

Marvel Studios poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron

The following is a spoiler free review of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The original review was more positive, but I still like the film.

Marvel’s The Avengers is one of the biggest films for comic book nerds across the globe. But with the incredibly successful first Avengers outing in mind, could Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige surprise and wow us again? Well, yes and no. Whedon makes some superhero movie-sins, but does give us visual spectacle.

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REVIEW: Godzilla (2014)

Cloverfield meets Man of Steel.

The following is a spoiler-filled review of Godzilla.

Not long ago, I watched Gareth Edwards’ Monsters for the first time, and that was a fine movie – based on its indie-value. Now in 2014 – four years following his indie-monster-flick – he has been given the opportunity to recapture the spirit of the former movie, with more money and a higher number of audience-members guaranteed. Does it work? Not really. (more…)