Blunt Reviews Presents: Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks

 

Paul Greengrass returns to the director’s chair on top form with this true story of courage in the face of danger. It is a fantastic piece of storytelling with well written screenplay to accompany such strong characters. The cast is outstanding, with Tom Hanks giving a praise worthy performance. However the real talent in this instance is new comer Barkhad Abdi who is more than a match for Hollywood heavyweights as one of the best villians in modern cinema. It is perfectly paced to keep the tension at the right level to make an all round entertaining experience.

Blunt Reviews Presents: The Wolf of Wall Street (2014)

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

A film that shows the true story of Jordan Belfort in the most explicit manner possible. It’s a film containing sex, drugs and everything in between. It starts off up to eleven and does not back down at any point which is problematic. The one strong point is the acting but other than that there’s not much worth liking. The screenplay is overloaded with unnecessary swearing and the visual style crosses the border from showing a certain lifestyle to celebrating this lifestyle. Not Scorsese’s finest moment. It’s just uncomfortable over indulgent partying with a total lack of discipline.