How Cop Land Deconstructed Sylvester Stallone’s Legacy

I wrote an article for Little White Lies a little while back that has recently gone up on their website. It delves into James Mangold’s Cop Land and the ways in which its main character, played by Sylvester Stallone, mirrors the actor’s own career in the movies.

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Bits and Pieces #2

Man Down Review

A fired-up Shia LaBeouf tries and fails to salvage this muddled war drama.


An assembly of soldiers wade through the shallows of the sea, approaching the forested coast with guns in hand. One laughs as he takes in the scenery. “Fucking beautiful!” he says. Yet the image Man Down presents is of a world drained of colour – the film’s pallid hue inspiring lethargy rather than awe. It could be that Dito Montiel’s ambitious psychological thriller is not what it thinks it is.

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The Chamber Review

A hostile situation on a deep sea sub off the coast of North Korea – it’s sadly not as fun as it sounds.


The world is teetering on the edge of doom. So says a montage of real-life footage that plays over the opening passages of Ben Parker’s The Chamber, highlighting the fragility of international relations. The precarious global situation even impacts a small submarine as it surveys the Yellow Sea on behalf of a private company looking to establish oil rigs in the area.

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