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  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist 1973

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Sep, 2015

    I haven’t seen this for at least 15 years, so it was great to give it another look, especially on the big screen (thanks to The Ritz). I’d forgotten how unusual it was. It’s not your typical cheap scare horror movie and works as well as a drama about loss of faith as anything else. Even though everyone remembers the over the top possession sequences, most of the film moves at a slow burn, making for an unsettling watch, rather…

  • Mommy

    Mommy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2015

    Xavier Dolan has been making quite a name for himself over the last 6 years, with 5 films already under his belt all getting some decent reviews. This seems to be his most universally praised film and I’d have to agree. Dolan’s montages and stylistic flourishes can feel a bit flamboyant and unnecessary at times, but largely the film is very powerful, brilliantly performed and thought provoking.

    Taking an impressively unvarnished look at parenthood, it explores the complex relationship a…

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  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    I was so excited to see this after loving the first film and salivating over the trailers and mounting buzz surrounding its sequel. Whilst many have been craving the films leading up to the next Avengers instalment or discovering what's next for Spiderman or the X-Men, I've only had one sequel on my mind over the last year or two. Luckily it didn't disappoint.

    As a full film 'package' if you will, it's not quite as perfectly formed as The…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 May, 2015

    I frickin loved it. It feels like a big dumb 80's action movie (in a good way) in terms of setting, plot and production design, but done using modern techniques to the highest of standards. Plot is minimal and fed through in short bursts in amongst the action a lot of the time, which worked for me. It maybe could have done with slightly stronger stakes perhaps and it's strange (although not necessarily a problem) that Mad Max is practically…