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  • Focus

    Focus 2015

    ★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    If you gave the superlatively creative BBC drama Hustle a Hollywood makeover you would end up with Focus, only done badly. Predictable trash.

  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    'It will have you looking over your shoulders long after the credits roll'

    A simple premise superbly enveloped with a real sense of dread and chilling synthesized score.

    What impressed me the most, were the slow camera movements, which had you playing a kind of 'Where's Wally', trying to find the entity - if It's even there - heightening the tension.

    David Robert Mitchell has succeeded in reaching the new horror bar set by Jennifer Kent and The Babadook.

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2012

    Whilst it faced near-on impossible odds, and didn't live up to the heavenly heights of 'The Dark Knight' (for me this is Nolan's Pièce de résistance), Christopher Nolan, does weave his visionary masterclass of filmmaking and storytelling to bring his near perfect Batman trilogy to an epically satisfying and engrossing conclusion - with this unpredictable, twisting and brooding biblical brute of a touching drama-spectacle. It's also solidly acted throughout from its ensemble.

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    Aided by a taut script, Bennett Miller has pulled out the bag here a flawlessly directed and utterly compelling psychological tale of class, obsession and power. It slow-burns and makes your skin-crawl with a quiet intensity. Messrs Carrell, Tatum and Ruffalo mesmerize.

    Expect Oscars nods, come February 22nd.