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  • Twist of Faith

    Twist of Faith

    ★★★

    Makes for a harrowing triple bill with Amy Berg's Deliver Us From Evil and Alex Gibney's Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.

    Twist of Faith focusses primarily on one victim, his life and family, and how the sickening acts of a priest abusing his power has affected his faith and his personal relationship with the Catholic Church. This is an angle not really covered by the other two documentaries mentioned. Hearing of how his mother still donates…

  • C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

    C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

    ★★

    An interesting concept poorly realised, CSA aims for an alternate, Ken Burns'esque documentary but comes across like an underdeveloped student project. The unflinching use of phrases, mindsets and imagery long since relegated to the history books is an interesting approach for the first twenty minutes but everything after that grows stale.

    I very nearly spat out my coffee at the 59 minute mark where the U.S. decides to build a wall to partition Canada. Despite the obvious parallels with our…

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★★

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…