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Red Lights

Red Lights (2012)

Directed by Rodrigo Cortes

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy

 

 

A Psychologist and her assistant study the paranormal but instead of believing in what they see they prove that it is all made up. This all leads them to Robert De Niro’s character Simon Silver, who is a superstar psychic. The investigation brings up some strange occurrences. Is it all real or has he been faking the whole time?

I wasn’t totally sure what this film was about before I saw it. The draw of Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy is what got me to watch this. Cillian was great in the film with his eagerness to prove that De Niro’s character can’t really be doing any of this stuff really comes across. Nothing will stop him from completing his goal. The film itself is pretty clever and although there are some twists and turns throughout the film, some of which are obvious, others will have you thinking.

Recommend

Fans of Cillian Murphy, as i am, should see this film. It might not be worth a trip to the cinema but definitely worth a watch if you get the chance.

TheFriedGold rating – 3/5

Film Fact

Toby Jones plays a professor in the film. He seems to be in everything at the moment

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Raging Bull (1980)

Raging Bull (1980)

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci

 

Robert De Niro plays boxer Jake LaMotta in this film about the boxer’s life and how he lets his personal issues help him in the ring but destroy his life outside of it.

Being a classic film I’m not going to say much, just that this film is highly character based mostly shows the issues that Jake LaMotta took on during his boxing career. The in ring fighting and close ups of the characters faces is wonderfully shot if not occasionally graphic. Robert De Niro did a great job in portraying Jake which was shown with by him receiving the Oscar for Best Actor.

I feel ashamed that it has taken me this long to watch the film but i am glad i finally have especially that it is recognised as being in the top 100 films ever made.

 

 

Film Fact

The word “fuck” is used 114 times in this film.

 

Limitless (2011)

Limitless (2011)

Directed by Neil Burger

Starring Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish and Anna Friel

 

 

 

A down and out writer, played by Bradley Cooper, bumps into his ex-brother in law who introduces him to a new drug that is being made that enhances your brain and will help him get out of this slump he is in. The problems with drugs are the addictiveness and the side effects that they bring on. Coopers life heavily improves once he starts taking the drug and he can do whatever he wants when he is on it. However, after meeting up with his ex-wife he finds out what the side effects do and that he needs to limit his taking of the drug.

The film is heavily based on a one man story and there aren’t many scenes in which Bradley Cooper is not in. The camera work is fantastic while at the same time being quite difficult to watch. When Cooper is on the drug his whole character is lit up and his features, like his eyes, are much more noticeable. The scene’s when he is walking down the street and he doesn’t know how he has got to his final destination are difficult to watch and they play with your own mind, the sped up footage of moving very fast is a bit disconcerting but done very well to make you feel you are in the film itself.

The film is not exactly what i expected however it didn’t stop me from enjoying it and i would recommend this film.

 

Film Fact

Shia LaBeouf was originally cast as Bradley Coopers character Eddie, but had to drop out after badly injuring his left hand in a car accident in July 2008.