Reviews By James Rush

AFI Review: Lone Survivor

AFI Review: Lone Survivor

Witness true acts of courage, devotion and vigorous combat as four members of SEAL Team 10 fight to survive whilst stranded in Afghanistan mountaintops and being hunted by heavily armed hostiles. The Lone Survivor follows Operation Red Wings and is set in June, 2005 where four US Navy SEALs are sent to take down a […]

AFI Review: The Invisible Woman

The superbly tragic tale of The Invisible Woman follows Nelly Ternan as she recounts her secretive relationship with the recently deceased Charles Dickens, through as series of suspenseful and extensive flashbacks that chronicle her life throughout her troubled present. The period drama opens on an empty English beach in the winter and follows Nelly Ternan […]

London Review: Captain Phillips

Alone separated from the crowd with only hope and experience to cling onwards with, recklessness is the only option worth fighting for as Captain Phillips takes to the London Film Festival. The opening sequence of Captain Phillips follows the middle aged Captain Phillips as he says farewell to his wife in Vermont in late March […]

London Review: The Spectacular Now

Its time to live in the moment as The Spectacular Now takes to the festival scene here at the London Film Festival. The film leads the audience inside the twisted, emotional and party hard life of Sutter Keely and takes you through his coming-of-age journey that leads him in to his first emotional relationship with […]

Toronto Review: Can a Song Save Your Life?

Rejoice for all the lovers lost and rediscover your life through the world of music. Light up the dark with Keira Knightley, James Corden and Mark Ruffalo, as they take to their new sensation to the screening rooms of the Toronto Film Festival and as they deliver the musical performances of their careers. The film […]

Toronto Review: The Great Beauty

“We’re all on the brink of despair, all we can do is look each other in the face, keep each other company, joke a little… Don’t you agree?” After his 65th birthday, Jep Gambardella, a once successful, since legendary writer of the one novel “The Human Apparatus”, dedicates his life to the search of a […]

Toronto Review: The F Word

Quirky hilarious comedy takes control as The F Word takes to the Toronto Film Festival. The F Word mainly focuses on Med-school dropout Wallace played by Daniel Radcliffe who meets a girl named Chantry at a party and practically falls in love at first sight that is until he learns of her boyfriends existence and […]

Toronto Review: Bad Words

Nobody ever does anything without a reason especially in Jason Bateman’s new twistingly emotional comedy Bad Words. Bad Words focuses on the 40 year old proofreader Guy Tribly played by Jason Bateman who incontestably never even finished eighth grade and plans to exploit a loophole to enter the Los Angeles childrens national Golden Quills spelling […]

Toronto Review: Prisoners

Prisoners is deeply dark, intense and undoubtedly the most thrilling film on this years festival scene. Prisoners focuses on Keller Dover played by Hugh Jackman as he is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, along with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The […]

Jobs Biopic Review

Here’s to the famous words, to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, Here’s to the ones who see things differently lets celebrate as the new biopic depicting Steve Job’s episode of inventing Apple is finally released into theaters. The biopic Jobs follows the life of Steve Jobs sensationally played by Ashton Kutcher through his […]

Paranoia Review

In a war between kings even a pawn can change the game, Paranoia is a dramatically intense thriller that lifts the cover off today’s modern technology world and shows us how being more isolated can make the world feel more connected. Take a dive into the world of corporate espionage deep behind the scenes of […]

The Lifeguard Review

This summer growing up is a choice for Leigh played by Kristen Bell in The Lifeguard. The Lifeguard focuses on Leigh a former valedictorian who quits well essentially leaves her job as an Associated Press reporter in the bustling city of New York putting her life on hold without telling anyone and returns to savour […]

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Review

Venture into a world of mystery, monsters and war as the first in a soon to be six part franchise The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones takes to cinemas, based on the worldwide bestseller City of Bones by author Cassandra Clare. The Mortal Instruments City of Bones transports you into an alternate almost parallel New […]

Prince Avalanche Review

Join the natives with David Gordon Green’s new festival sensation Prince Avalanche. Prince Avalanche takes you on an adventure into the late 1980’s, After a tragic forest fire where over 750,000 woodland acres were destroyed along with countless houses and lives, Alvin played by the hilarious Paul Rudd has trekked out into wildness and got […]

Downloaded Review

Dial up with Downloaded and take a dive into the elusive world of Napster from its humble beginnings to its immensely pubic demise. This sensational documentary gives you an inside look at Napster with the guidance of a handful of its founders. Downloaded takes us through Napster’s legal battle against the music industry along with […]