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  • Blair Witch

    Blair Witch 2016

    ★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2016

    I have to admit, I have been a little morbidly curious about this new sequel to 1999’s viral monstrosity The Blair Witch Project. I don’t know if I really feel it’s necessary, as most sequels these days seem to not be, but certainly the first was vague and mysterious enough that there’s plenty of gaps to fill in the lore of this spooky haunted-forest romp. They had an opportunity here to draw upon the influence of the original and expand…

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Bridget Jones's Baby 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2016

    I can now officially say that viewing a Rom Com in a room of screaming middle aged women is probably the ideal way to watch the genre. Sure there was wine, cupcakes and I may have won an ugly sweater by unapologetically screaming out answers to Bridget Jones trivia (fed to me by my friend) but it was the atmosphere of joy in seeing a film with its intended audience that really elevated the experience for me. That and the…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2014 4

    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 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014 4

    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…