Review: Money Monster

Apparently starring in the suspenseful business thriller Inside Man inspired actor/director Jodie Foster, and years later when the script for Money Monster came along she jumped, but this time to be behind the camera, directing another taut, effect thriller. Money Monster revolves around TV investment celebrity Lee Gates (George Clooney), who is held hostage on the air by distraught loser Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell), who has invested every penny he owned in IBIS Global Capital, just to have…Read More

Review: ’71

Years of ceaseless tension between the Protestants and the Catholics in Ireland spawned “The Troubles”, as it was called, a name that doesn’t begin to suggest the horror of neighbor fighting neighbor in cities like Belfast, cities where an alleyway, or a courtyard between two apartment buildings served as the front lines. Set in 1971 at the height of The Troubles, this riveting thriller follows young British soldier Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell) as his squadron’s pulled…Read More