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  • 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 2014

    ★★★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.

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    Mad, meta and mesmerising. Those drums.

  • Morning Glory

    Morning Glory 2010

    ★½ Rewatched 07 Dec, 2014

    I have no idea why I just re-watched this terrible terrible bland pointless film. I hate myself a little bit.

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 01 Nov, 2014

    Fun, inventive, Tilda Swinton does a Yorkshire accent - it has all the elements of great sci fi with bonus points for allegorical social commentary.

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014

    A film I'm glad I've seen but maybe not one I need to see again.

    A force of emotion and mood more than anything else.