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  • One on Top of the Other

    One on Top of the Other 1969

    ★★★★ Rewatched 11 May, 2015 1

    Note: Watched the unofficial 'uncut composite' version for the first time.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 03 May, 2015

    Watched in IMAX 3D.

    Joss Whedon's AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, a film I flat out adored, marked the height of my belated conversion to fan enthusiast of superhero movies. It came out in the same calendar year as THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, the third instalment of Christopher Nolan's seminal reinvention of DC's Batman and signified the culmination of the first phase of the cinematic universe Marvel had begun with their impressive sleeper-hit IRON MAN in 2008.

    I've confessed elsewhere that I had…

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  • A Field in England

    A Field in England 2013

    ★★ Watched 05 Jul, 2013 8

    First real disappointment from Director Ben Wheatley for me. The film felt incredibly restricted by its low-budget, single location setting, failing utterly to create an authentic period atmosphere. In fact, it took an awfully long time for me to dispel a sense that this was some sort of comedy sketch or amateur art film shot by a bunch of mates in historical reenactment clothing.

    Amy Jump's script delivered a few funny lines but felt incredibly wordy without saying virtually anything…

  • The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Feb, 2012

    Having been terrorised by the long running and rightly celebrated stage adaptation of Susan Hill's classic ghost story novel 'The Woman In Black', I'd long had my eye on the reborn Hammer film version.

    The casting of speccy Potter - Daniel Radcliffe - in the lead tempered my enthusiasm somewhat as did the decision to go with a 12A rating. However, Watkins film manages to overcome my irrational prejudices, particularly at the start where good use is made of both…