Tag Archives: Christian Bale

The Promise. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Marwan Kenzari, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, Tom Hollander, Numan Acar, Milene Mayer, Igal Naor, Tamer Hassan, Alicia Borrachero, Abel Folk, Jean Reno, James Cromwell, Kevork Malikyan.

 

You may believe you know a story, you may bury it in the past in an effort to move on, to think that humanity has learned its lessons and we have become more attuned to dealing with the atrocities a nation can inflict upon its people, on another group of people just because they are different, because they pray a different way, because their customs are not your own, that they perhaps are more successful so bitter jealousy comes into play; humanity never learns, humanity keeps repeating the same sense of the damned and inexcusable and it is a lesson sharply delivered in The Promise.

The Big Short, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Rafe Spall, Rudy Eisenzopf, Casey Groves, Maria Frangos, Hunter Burke, Bernard Hocke, Shaunna Rappold, Brandon Stacy, Aiden Flowers, Peter Epstein, Tracy Letts, David Zalkind, Adepero Oduye, Hamish Linklater, Karen Gillan.

Exodus: Gods And Kings, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Maria Valverde, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, Hiam Abbass, Isaac Andrews, Ewen Bremner, Indira Varma, Golshifteh Farahani, Ghassan Massoud, Tara Fitzgerald, Dar Salim, Andrew Tarbet, Ken Bones, Hal Hewetson.

 

For the more sceptical age we find ourselves in, where the world has become more polarised in its disbelief’s as it has in its religious fervour, there is surely room for more interpretation of a contentious event than ever before.

American Hustle, Film Review. FACT Cinema, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., Jack Huston, Saïd Taghmaoui, Michael Peña, Shea Whigham, Alessandro Novola, Elisabeth Röhm, Paul Herman, Robert De Niro, Anthony Zerbe.

In the minds of many this side of the great ocean divide that separates the United States of America from the U.K. the glitz and glamour that is seen in various television shows and films centres on the likes of Miami and Las Vegas, further down the list is Atlantic City, a bolt hole for gambling in the upper portion of the great state of New Jersey but one in which too few ballads, poems or dreams are made of.

The Dark Knight Rises. Film Review.

Originally published on L.S. Media. 23rd July 2012.

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Josh Pence, Liam Neeson, Nestor Carbonell, Alon Abutbul, Juno Temple, Matthew Modine, Ben Mendelsohn, Tom Conti, Burn Gorman.

The arc is complete, the third and (supposed) final Batman film starring Christian Bale as The Dark Knight gets underneath the skin of the man and the protector of Gotham City and leaves in its wake all other versions of Bob Kane’s greatest creation.