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Gold Review

Tragic it may be that the titular Spandau Ballet song is absent from this Matthew McConaughey feature, Gold has bigger problems on its mind than musical omissions. Its story of a modern-day prospector should offer up daring adventure and dramatic, cutthroat business dealings. Instead, it can only hope to copy those that came before it. We cannot expect everyone to be original, but when you fall toward captivating and controlling the themes of American Hustle, you find yourself in dangerous waters indeed. That is where Gold finds itself, and it can do nothing to haul itself out of that dangerous zone. 

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Truth Review

Whilst most of my interest in watching Truth is based off of Robert Redford’s inclusion, I do think my studying of journalism at University has added a bit more interest in the project. More so than I would have first expected, especially since in recent years, Truth hasn’t exactly become the modern-day All the President’s Men. Based on the true story of CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcast in which anchorman Dan Rather brings allegations of sitting President George W. Bush’s military service into question. Doubt settled in, controversy began to spark, and those at the centre of the reporting found themselves backpedalling, with desperation taking control. Truth looks to adapt that, with the blessing of Rather himself, in the debut feature of James Vanderbilt. 

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