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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2015

    Will literally give you all the feels, but mostly joy with a smidge of sadness.

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2015

    Fun, schlocky horror/thriller. David is so well played by Dan Stevens that I was still took in by his charm even as his actions got pretty bad... Great soundtrack too.

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Deliciously hypnotic horror.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 May, 2015

    One hell of a ride. Essentially one giant set-piece of incredibly car chases.

    This is Furiosa's film, she carries the weight and drive of the narrative. There is so more emotion in Furiosa’s eyes the whole way through this film, the rage, the hurt, the frustration; she makes for a fiercer action hero than Max because you can see just how much she cares for these woman, how badly she needs to succeed. She has so much more at stake.…

  • Magic in the Moonlight

    Magic in the Moonlight 2014

    ★★½ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    Egotistical, eccentric older man creepily thinks he's in love with a much younger, beautiful woman.

    This is a Woody Allen film you say?

    Who would have guessed.

  • Begin Again

    Begin Again 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Apr, 2015

    Charming enough.

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart 1995

    ★★★★ Rewatched

    Sweet and inspiring.

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2015

    I expected this film to be beautiful (it was) but I didn't expect it to be heartbreaking. Lovely story and so perfectly animated

  • God Help the Girl

    God Help the Girl 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Feb, 2015

    God Help the Girl is one of my favourite albums so I was curious how Stuart Murdoch would adapt his "concept" album into a film - it plays out more like a long music video. The three principles are charming but let down by a meandering script and sadly their vocals don't quite match the original (or maybe I'm too bias). The joy of an album like God Help the Girl which has such a structured narrative is that the…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2015

    Weird and creepy. It managed to pay homage to the book while still being very much its own thing.

  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2015

    Beautiful animation: no-one shows the wind rippling over a grass plain like Studio Ghibli.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2015

    Mix three (or, more fairly, four) great performances, robotics, the uncanny valley, the Turning Test, a vast sprawling glass house and add a dash of art and the tale of Bluebeard and you get this taut and intriguing thriller on what it takes to prove you're human.