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  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★★½ Added

    A staggeringly terrifying film. Phenomenally directed and acted and does not let up at all – it builds and builds and the ending when it comes absolutely pays off everything that's come before.

    I’m retracting half a star only because I honestly doubt I’ll ever be able to watch it again.

  • Mojave

    Mojave 2015

    ★★ Added

    Not even the combination of Oscar Isaac, Mark Wahlberg and Walton Goggins all operating at their most fantastically off-kilter can compensate for the disjointed, overwrought script and the absolute talent vacuum that is Garrett Hedlund

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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.