Stronger (2017). Film review of the Boston Marathon bomb drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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Film review, by Jason Day, of the movie Stronger about a man who loses his legs after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, facing a difficulty and emotional journey to recuperation. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Drama

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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Network (1976). Hysteria is the watchword in this compelling, searing satire on TV

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Film review by Jason Day of Network, the seventies satire about the machinations of a failing TV network to capitalise on the on air breakdown of their esteemed news anchor, played by Peter Finch. Co-starring William Holden and Faye Dunaway. 

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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Battle of the Sexes (2017). New balls please for this tennis gender war drama.

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Film review by Jason Day of Battle of the Sexes, an account of the real-life battle between tennis champs Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. 

Sport

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

 

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Only the Brave (2017). 3/5 stars for this solid, traditional, manly disaster drama.

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Film review by Jason Day of Only the Brave, a disaster drama about a team of ‘hot shots’  training for accreditation to fight forest and bush fires in the USA. Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connolly. 

Disaster

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

 

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017). A lavish, well-cast but clunkily staged whodunnit remake.

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Film review by Jason Day of Murder on the Orient Express, based on the classic Agatha Christie whodunnit about a murder on the most luxurious train of all, with the great and the good of society amongst the suspects. Starring and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Crime

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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Geostorm (2017). Big, bigger, biggest in this crazy but fun disaster drama

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Film review by Jason Day of Geostorm, the disaster drama about a weather protection system located in space that is used to destroy the Earth. Starring Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess.

Disaster

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

 

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Breathe (2017). A moving drama about a polio survivor starring Andrew Garfield.

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Film review by Jason Day of Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield as real life polio survivor Robin Cavendish and the breakthroughs in palliative care made by him and his wife Diane (Claire Foy). Directed by Andy Serkis.

Drama

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

 

 

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