Kill the Messenger – Movie Review

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Kill the Messenger – Movie Review by Frances Winston

Directed by: Michael Cuesta

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Andy García

In cinemas March 6th

While this boasts an impressive cast list, many of the big names attached to it have little more than cameo roles here. That’s not to say that their roles aren’t significant and it is always a joy to see the likes of Liotta and Garcia on the big screen. This however is very much the Jeremy Renner show as he tackles the role of real life investigative journalist Gary Webb.

While Webb’s story is widely known in the US many people this side of the Atlantic probably haven’t heard of him but he was an investigative reporter for the San Jose Mercury News. In 1996 he began a series of articles called Dark Alliance which…

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Love in the time of… Robotics

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Go see it! Seriously! 5/5

From a world of sleek tech comes the love triangle only nerds could dream up! It’s deep, clever and get more intense with every second.

The plot is simple, Caleb is a budding developer at one of the world’s leading Search Engine Bodies (yup, just like Google), who wins the chance to spend one week with the brilliant and reclusive top dog executive, Nathan. As he arrives he realises he has not just won a week in the ultimate lad pad, but also a role in Nathan’s latest, ground breaking project by interviewing his AI creation, Ava, intriguing huh?

This film will give you more than I can put into words! But I’ll give it a go, the tension is so powerful, you’re going need some gentle spooning and reassurance during this film. As a terrifying reflection of a future world (which is far…

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