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The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)

Review The Trials of Cate McCall

Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is going through tough times. As a lawyer she is running the risk of losing her job and as a mother there is the threat of no longer being able to see her daughter. She is struggling to get away from an alcohol addiction and to save her job she is forced to take a case she doesn’t have any expertise about. Her job is to try to get a woman out of jail who has been convicted for murder but who tells her she is innocent. When she starts investigating the case she finds out there are details about the case which don’t seem to add up and that she is running a big risk herself by looking into them. Continue reading

Under the Skin (2014)

Review: Under the Skin

When Kanye West release his latest album Yeezus there was a big number of fans who were disappointed by it because the music was very different compared to previous albums. The beats were almost experimental and many didn’t like that. It wasn’t a “standard hip hop album”. Personally I really liked it, simply because it tried to do something different, which made it challenging to listen to. Under the Skin manages to do that as a film. The question though is whether the average movie fan is able to appreciate that challenge. Continue reading

The Many Faces of… Rebecca Hall

The Many Faces of Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall was born on 19 May 1982 in London. She studied English Literature, but dropped out before her final year. She did become interested in acting while she was still studying and appeared in several plays and started a theatre company. Her first movie role was at a young age in the TV adaptation her father did of The Camomile Lawn. Her first movie was in 2006 in Starter for Ten. Other movies she has appeared in are The Prestige, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Frost/Nixon, The Town, Iron Man 3 and Transcendence. Continue reading

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Review Breakfast at Tiffany's

During the last couple of years I’ve seen a lot of classic movies I had never seen before thanks to working through the IMDB top 250 list. Of course amongst those classics there were some which I simply didn’t like, but where I understood why they are so loved by many. Not everyone likes the same things. Breakfast at Tiffany’s was a movie which I hadn’t watched yet. Of course I knew the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn with the jewelery and the cigaret, but I had never seen anything else about the film. When Inspired Ground did a tribute to the movie I decide it was time to finally check it out and try to understand what all the fuss is about. Continue reading

Black Mirror – Season 1: National Anthem

Review of Black Mirror National Anthem episode s01e01

During the last couple of years I haven’t watched too many television show and therefore I missed many great shows. This was also the case for Black Mirror. Many people I know told me I should be checking it out, especially because I’ve always had a lot of interest in technology. It made me curious and decided to give it a watch, especially since a season only consists of three episodes. Now I normally don’t like including spoilers in my reviews, but as this is a series I’m going to break that rule. I’m also going to review each episode separately. If the first episode is any indication of the quality of the rest of the season, I’m in for something amazing. If you have not seen this show yet you can stop reading now and check out the first episode, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. It simply is phenomenal. Continue reading

Tales from the Organ Trade (2013)

Recensie Tales from the organ trade

There is a market for just about everything and even for the strangest items there are buyers available. This is also the case when it comes to health. When someone knows he won’t have a long time to live unless he/she finds a donor they will search for any option that might solve their problem. One of the possibilities is illegally having an operation done where you pay someone else to donate one of their organs. This documentary jumps into the world of the trade in kidneys. Continue reading