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  • The Survivalist

    The Survivalist 2015

    ★★★½ Added

    A well directed debut - it can't quite make the story hang together satisfyingly but it's tense and occasionally jaw dropping.

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    Engrossing, unshowy but superbly written and acted film that continually reveals astonishing new layers as it goes. The ending is absolutely devastating.

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    Harsh, brutal, uncompromising, beautiful.

    I'm not interested in the Oscar talk for Leo (truth be told, the best performances in this are Tom Hardy and Domnhall Gleeson. Leo is definitely due one but in this he is basically just reacting to being hurled around) but Inarritu has taken the flash and technical brilliance of Birdman and added some actual substance and a proper theme to it, resulting in a much more satisfying picture.

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    As soon as it finished I had the strongest desire to speak to my mum and dad. I couldn't really relate to Mason himself (maybe that's not really the point?) but seeing his parents age and make their own continual f*ckups was close to devastating.