Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Dir: Francis Lawrence

Mockingjay Part 1 continues to introduce subversive themes and ideas in the strangest and most politically-charged modern blockbuster series outside of The Planet of The Apes. The dystopic setting of Panem is opened up to reveal the ramifications of the last two Hunger Games and its effects on the participants, as the seeds of rebellion take root and an uprising is fomented. (more…)

A Most Wanted Man Review

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Dir: Anton Corbijn

The 9/11 attacks were partially planned in the port city of Hamburg, Germany. Since then the city’s been on high alert, with government agents assigned to monitor and stop any potential terrorism. This is the setup for A Most Wanted Man, adapted from a John le CarrĂ© novel by Anton Corbijn. (more…)