Owning Mahowny (2003) – Review

Dan Mahowny (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) is a man struggling to get through a gambling problem, or as he refers to it as, a financial problem. A rising star in his profession (banking), this story superbly portrays the effects of his actions on not only himself but his colleagues, friends and partner Belinda (Minnie Driver).

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Chips (2017) – Review

A comedy centering around a rookie highway patrol officer, Jon Baker (Dax Shepard), who is teamed with a hard-edged pro, Frank Poncherello aka Ponch (Michael Pena), despite not knowing that his new partner is actually an undercover FBI agent that is involved in the heist of a large amount of corrupt cops. A really entertaining and genuinely funny at times movie that is worth the one hour forty-one-minute runtime. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the TV series that this was based off.

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The Irishman (2019) – Review

Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) is man coming to the end of his life, reflecting on the moments that defined his mob career, in particularly getting involved with Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and consequently Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) – a powerful man tied closely with organised crime, who vanished mysterious in late July, 1975.

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The Revenant (2015) – Review

Set in 1820s America, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leo Di Caprio) enrols on a classic tale of survival and revenge after suffering devastating injuries from a savage bear attack and then losing his son to murder. The grief-stricken father must conjure together every bit of energy and expertise to trek through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the man who was the one to kill his only son.

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