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  • Animal Kingdom 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2014

    David Michôd delves into an Aussie underworld - red in tooth and claw - in which justice seems to only be found at the end of a gun barrel. A less elemental take on the philosophies that give context to his sophomore feature, The Rover, this is crime drama as intricate antipodean tapestry. The performances, especially from the brilliant Jacki Weaver, provide fantastic depth and stomach-churning tension.

  • Run For Your Wife 2012

    Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    Good God.

    It's not enough to little the screen with rakes to be stepped on, cakes to be sat on and newspapers to be eaten, oh no. Into the mix have to be thrown a bevy of unbearable performances as Danny Dyer, Denis Van Outen and Co. gurn their way through this utter humour vacuum.

    If you're in a group of friends and plied with booze, this may take on an Ed-Wood-esque 'so bad it's good' persona, but otherwise it's…

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  • Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2013 2

    Don't have words. Still in daze.

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2014

    Extraterrestrial. Not a single person left the screening before the credits finished rolling; it was at the moment the lights went up that I realised I'd been holding my breathe for about ten minutes. I cannot wait to see this film again. And again.