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Film Review: Prisoners (2013)


Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski, focusses on a relatively simple premise. Two children go missing, and a lengthy police investigation starts. However, the film is elevated beyond the trappings of predictability and mediocrity by its layered plot, accomplished, confident direction, and compelling performances.

Film Review: Olympus Has Fallen (2013)


Films that explore terrorist attacks on America as their central plot line aren’t exactly a rarity these days. Enter action-packed thriller Olympus Has Fallen, directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.