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  • The Enfield Haunting

    The Enfield Haunting 2015

    ★★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2016

    Some good scares and some genuinely creepy moments, but it is drawn out a bit too long.

  • Before I Go to Sleep

    Before I Go to Sleep 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Oct, 2016

    A good film with a gripping premise, but let down a little by the dialogue.  Luckily the great cast carried it through. It kept me guessing until quite near the end.

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  • The Secret of Kells

    The Secret of Kells 2009

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2011

    Along with Grave of the Fireflies, I think this has to be the most beautiful animated film I've seen. I was entranced and stunned by the sheer style of it the whole way through. The story is based around the creation of the Book of Kells - an illuminated Gospel produced around 800 AD, but weaves in elements of Celtic mythology. The hero - a young monk called Brendan - lives in the monastery of Kells, where his Uncle is…

  • Venus

    Venus 2006

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Nov, 2011

    A blackly-comic film centred around three elderly actors, and the infatuation that Maurice (played by Peter O'Toole) develops for a young woman.

    It's such a treat to see a film focussing on older characters, and with such incredible actors, it becomes a privilege. For example, there are some wonderful scenes in which O'Toole, Leslie Phillips and Richard Griffiths sit in a cafe and chat. It's touching, funny, at times gloriously foul-mouthed, and I could watch an entire film in which…