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  • It Follows 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Mar, 2015

    Statistics say you are more likely to be killed by someone you know - a friend, family member, or that weird guy who lives on your street. You know, that one you sometimes see in the supermarket, wandering the aisles... he sometimes seems to wait to leave when you leave... or are you just imagining it?

    It Follows casts these loved ones and everyday folk as creepy crawlies in a spider's web of old-school suspense and horror. Using sex as…

  • Citizenfour 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2015

    This review has been redacted... but I can say it's a dry but thoroughly detailed documentary, the importance of which should not be underestimated.

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  • Cloud Atlas 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2013

    My Top 20 most memorable (for a variety of reasons) Cloud Atlas characters:

    20. Dr Henry Goose (Tom Hanks) - whiskery 19th-century quack with dubious intent and even more questionable dental hygiene (which may explain why he values other people's teeth so highly).

    19. Ovid (Halle Berry) - balding, pointy-bearded, cyber-eyed back-street surgeon / locksmith. Appropriately named as Berry's transformation is one of the greatest metamorphosis moments in the whole movie.

    18. Older Ursula (Susan Sarandon) - 66 years old…

  • Much Ado About Nothing 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2013

    A rom-com! In black and white! Filmed at his own house in bloody Santa Monica! With all his mates in it! And the screenwriter's almost 450 years old! Well, of all the self-indulgent, pretentious pet projects we've seen from fashionable Hollywood directors down the years, this has to be right up there...

    Twenty minutes into Much Ado About Nothing, and the above concerns were still lingering. What an incredible house though, I thought - actually the perfect filming location, even…