Articles by: deanwest
TV Journalism graduate from Middlesex University now living in Kent. Outside of my full time job, I write movie reviews. Some go here, some go elsewhere.

The Quiet Ones – Review

April 25, 2014 10:25 am0 comments
The Quiet Ones – Review

Hammer Films rarely produce a horror film that isn’t that scary. The Quiet Ones is the execption to their rule. In a way, however, Hammer Films does succeed in making an okay-ish film, despite its inherent lack of truly ‘jumpy’ moments. Sporting the ‘based on a true story’ tagline that […]

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Gravity – A Review

November 28, 2013 10:56 am0 comments
Gravity – A Review

Any Astronauts watching would have considered the events in Gravity to be a bad day at the office. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is on her first space mission which goes horribly awry after her space shuttle is torn apart from the debris of a destroyed satellite. Along with Matt Kowalski […]

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The Way Way Back – Film Review

November 7, 2013 1:42 pm2 comments
The Way Way Back – Film Review

At times, this summer time, teen romance coming-of-age story is a little bit of a sweet n’ sickly affair. A mopey teenager spends his time moping around a beach town moping about his Mum and Step-Dad. Then the mopey teenager meets another mopey teenager and develop a holiday romance of sorts. […]

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Captain Phillips – A Review

October 29, 2013 5:00 pm0 comments
Captain Phillips – A Review

“It’s going to be okay,” is something of a recurring phrase that is uttered by several characters in Paul Greengrass’ (United 93 and Bourne Identity franchise) latest film, Captain Phillips. Despite the fact that things are most definitely not going to be okay, and the fact that a Somalia Pirate […]

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Prisoners – Film Review

October 17, 2013 12:00 pm2 comments
Prisoners – Film Review

The most striking thing about Prisoners is that almost everyone can be considered a bad person. In the film, where the two young daughters of Dover and Grace Keller (Hugh Jackman and Maria Bello) and their neighbours, Franklin and Nancy Birch (Terrence Howard and Viola Davis) go missing, there is […]

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U Want Me 2 Kill Him: A Film Review

October 15, 2013 8:22 pm0 comments
U Want Me 2 Kill Him: A Film Review

Every few years, a film comes out that acts as a cautionary tale about the anonymity of internet chat rooms and the inherent dangers that come with them. These films usually suck,  they explore the issue but never add anything interesting or insightful. It is that these films are works of […]

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Lonesome Jim: A Review

October 2, 2013 12:07 pm1 comment
Lonesome Jim: A Review

Lonesome Jim is a little known indie gem by Steve Buscemi. It centres on perpetually depressed twenty-seven year old Jim (Casey Affleck) as returns to his small town home in Indiana after having failed as a Novelist in New York. What works well about Lonesome Jim is that Steve Buscemi […]

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You’re Next – A Sloppy Slasher Film

September 12, 2013 10:34 am0 comments
You’re Next – A Sloppy Slasher Film

The trailer for ‘You’re Next’ made this film look like an original and creative slasher film. If not a little inspired by the 2008 film ‘The Strangers’. The idea of your home being invaded by menacing individuals trying to cut you open with no apparent motive is pretty horrifying. One […]

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