You Should Be Watching… The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Director: Brad Furman Main Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston, Michael Peña The road to greatness for most actors isn’t a steep incline, but more of a gradual changing of the gears… a journey which starts by taking any and all work available (e.g. Passenger 3) before smoothly transitioning into a series of…

You Should Be Watching… The Shinjuku Incident (2009)

Director: Derek Yee Main Cast: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Xu Jinglei, Fan Bingbing   For most of us the term “foreign film” is an immediate turn off. There’s something about having to read subtitles that just sends your mind back to the boredom of secondary school language classes (don’t worry, the irony of…

You Should Be Watching… Limitless (2011)

“You Know How They Say That We Can Only Access 20% Of Our Brain’s, This Lets You Access ALL OF IT”       Damn Morpheus, that was a bit deep… What about a nice middle? Instead of a red pill and a blue pill, could we have a ‘clear pill’ ? One that lets…

You Should Be Watching… Room (2015)

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Screenplay: Emma Donoghue Main Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Marcy, Sean Bridges Inspired by the horrifying true story of Josef Fritzl’s 24 year imprisonment of his daughter, Elisabeth, and her son Felix.   The world that we live in is vast and boundless, to the point that we…

You Should Be Watching… End Of Watch (2012)

Director & Writer: David Ayer Main Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick     Before the release of ‘End Of Watch’ you couldn’t pay me to watch another cop film. They’d been played out so much that whenever I watched one it felt like I was watching the same film, with the…

You Should Be Watching… The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Director: Jonathan Demme Main Cast: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight If you’re expecting to watch a Denzel Washington film with his usual calm, confidence and quick-wit, this is not that film. The Manchurian Candidate is an unsettling watch from start to finish and you never really find your feet during its 130…

You Should Be Watching… Zootopia (2016)

Directors: Bryan Howard and Rich Moore  Main Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence Like most, I’m sceptical when I see a Disney film without the name “Pixar” attached to it. Disney’s track record without their iconic animation partner is a rocky one, especially during the mid 2000’s when they released…