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Life, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating *

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada, Naoko Mori, Alexandre Nguyen, Camiel Warren-Taylor, Hiu Woong-Sin.

It has been mooted, suggested beyond all possible doubt in some quarters, that there simply are no new ideas out there, that everything is basically a re-hash, a do-over, a chance for art to keep repeating itself over and over again. Whilst this may be in some cases a false premise, that the world will always find an interesting new angle in which to demonstrate the greatest of humanity’s crowning glory, imagination, in many ways the doom laden soothers are right, there is nothing new under the sun and by poking at the impossible creature, we are not exactly creating new Life, we are sucking the soul out of it.

Nocturnal Animals, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, India Menuez.

Demolition, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, C.J. Wilson, Polly Draper, Malachy Cleary, Debra Monk, Heather Lind, Wass Stevens, Blaire Brooks, Gregory Haney.

Grief is a peculiar beast; it affects people in different ways. Some will look at it as a time of reflection, some will plough themselves into their work till they become ill and others will find themselves finding a very different approach to dealing with the hurt, pain and absolute heartache of losing someone they love. The heart will grieve regardless and it is the moment of final deconstruction that most will come through the other side and find a reason to smile again.

Everest, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Jason Clarke, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington, Josh Brolin, Kiera Knightley, Justin Salinger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Mia Goth, Stormur Jón Kormákur Baltasarsson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Clive Standen, Vanessa Kirby, John Hawkes, Elizabeth Debecki, Naoki Mori, Michael Kelly, Tim Dantay, Todd Boyce, Mark Derwin, Martin Henderson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Charlotte Bøving, Thomas M. Wright, Amy Schindler, Chris Reilly, Ang Phula Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa.

There will always be, one hopes, adventurers, people with spirit and explorers, pioneers, people who see the mountain in whatever shape and form it takes and relish the challenge of attaining their goal – even it means personal loss and possible risking of life; for without that risk, humanity becomes staid and placid.

Southpaw, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, 50 Cent, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson, Miguel Gomez, Beau Knapp, Rita Ora, Clare Foley, Dominic Colón, Jose Caraballo, Malcolm M. Mays, Aaron Quattrocchi, Lana Young, Danny Henriquez, Patsy Meck, Vito Grassi, Tony Weeks, Jimmy Lennon Jr., Charles Hoyes, Clare Foley, Mark Shrader, Adam Kroloff, Skylan Brooks, Patrick Jordan, Cedric D. Jones, Jim Lampley.

Nightcrawler, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T. Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Marco Rodriguez, Riz Ahmed, James Huang, Michael Papajohn, Kent Shocknek, Pat Harvey, Sharon Tay, Rick Garcia, Leah Fredkin, Bill Seward, Rick Chambers, Jonny Coyne, Kiff VandenHeuve, Price Carson, Michael Hyatt, Ann Cusack.

On television, it all looks so real” – the damning words of a high functioning sociopath in charge of a camera or the unhinged thoughts of those who peddle the images in which gore, distress and the unfamiliar suffering directly into the world’s living rooms under the designation of news but in many cases is the cold white furnace that fuels a disturbing and unavoidable thriller.

Prisoners, Film Review. F.A.C.T Cinema.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Mario Bello, Terrance Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Dylan Minnette, Zoe Borde, Erin Gerasimovich, Kyla Drew Simmons, Wayne Duvall, Len Cariou, David Dastmalchian, Jeff Pope.

There is nothing more emotionally complex or disturbing than the chance that your child may be taken from you by a person or person’s unknown. Just the thought of it is enough to give people nightmares and keep their children under close supervision. Denis Villeneuve takes this fear and gives it added depth, unblemished and raw treatment to make the thriller genre stand up and take notice of how these sensitive subjects should be approached in the film Prisoners.