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  • The Overnight

    The Overnight 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Jun, 2015

    For some reason what little I'd read or seen (trust me, it was very little) led me to believe this was a horror film. Bizarre. But no, this is a 'raunchy sex comedy'. Thankfully I discovered this an hour or so before heading to the cinema on the hottest day of the year so far. As you do. Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling have moved to LA and after their child makes friends with the son of the overly friendly…

  • Mr. Holmes

    Mr. Holmes 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jun, 2015

    Awesome poster, barely better than average film. Music provided by Carter Burwell which makes everything better. Nice cinematography too. The plot follows an ancient Holmes (93), struggling to rewrite a story by the long-deceased Watson of an investigation which definitely didn't end the way it was first written. Alas, Holmes is now struggling to write the factual version as he is suffering from severe dementia. Thus we follow his present day life, living with his housekeeper (Laura Linney), her son…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2014

    In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
    He drives this shitty car all over the place,…

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…