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  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★★ Watched 09 Mar, 2015

    Despite wonderful performances and a distinct and engaging visual style, the film labours too much under a snail-like pace without delivering enough pay-off to justify the slug.

  • Seventh Son

    Seventh Son 2014

    ★★ Watched 02 Mar, 2015

    The early 2000’s really did change the face of cinema. If you think back, that is when most of today’s successful franchises started. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, The Fast and the Furious, the list goes on. Ever since then, though, studios have been scrambling to recreate that money-making magic. Sometimes they succeed (The Hunger Games) but mostly they fail (Eragon, The Golden Compass), but lord knows they never stop trying. The first attempt of 2015 comes in…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2014

    This is one of the most intense and enthralling character pieces I have seen on film. The film has it's flaws, that's to be sure. Some have argued that the score is a let down and I personally feel that the side-characters, in particular Riz Ahmed's Rick, were a little under-drawn. The love and attention of this film is clearly and definitely focused on the character of Louis Bloom, portrayed through a phenomenal performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Louis Bloom is…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014 3

    Matthew Vaughn has gone on record recently stating that audiences are sick of the ‘grim’ and ‘dark’ Christopher Nolan style comic book films. You only need to look at this man’s record to see that he definitely practices what he preaches. Boasting a filmography including Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class it’s very clear that Vaughn tends towards the bright, colourful and fun side of the comic book spectrum. In his latest work, Vaughn has developed another comic book property…