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  • She Monkeys 2011

    ★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014 4

    She Monkeys is a coming-of-age drama set in the unusual and competitive environment of equestrian vaulting. Lisa Aschan’s debut is an engaging, albeit slight, drama about teenage equestrian rider, Emma, and her tentative yet complicated relationship with her more experienced and controlling teammate, Cassandra. As well as exploring Emma’s sexual awakening her much younger sister also has to deal with understanding her changing body.

    The film is not only Aschan’s debut but also the first film for its young cast.…

  • Ghostkeeper 1981

    ★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    For many years, and reasons I’ve long since forgotten, I have wanted to see Jim Makichuk’s Ghostkeeper. Unfortunately, it really wasn’t worth the decade long wait as this Canadian low budget horror has very little to offer. Although the film opens with an intertitle card mentioning the myth of the Windigo this is a more conventional slasher movie with some woolly supernatural elements tacked on to the end.

    Three friends out on a New Year’s Eve snowmobile trip find themselves…

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  • A Thousand Words 2012

    Watched 07 Dec, 2012 111

    A thousand words to describe A Thousand Words:

    Abhorrent, appalling, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesomely bad, awful, bad, beastly, bollocks, contemptible, dangerous, desperate, dire, disastrous, disturbing, dread, dreaded, dreadful, extreme, fearful, feckless, frightful, fucked, fucked-up, frightening, ghastly, gruesome, harrowing, hateful, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrifying, inconvenient, loathsome, monstrous, naff, nondescript, nonentity, obnoxious, odious, offensive, petrifying, poor, repulsive, revolting, rotten, serious, severe, shocking, shit, shitty, shitfest, shitstain, smelly, toss, unfortunate, unnerving, unpleasant, unwelcome, vile, wank, abject, abominable, bad, base, beggarly, cheap, crass, currish,…

  • Children of Men 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Mar, 2012 79

    Although highly regarded by many I'm still not convinced it is appreciated as much as it should be. For me this is one of the finest science fiction films of all time, perhaps not as influential as Metropolis, Blade Runner et al but every bit as brilliant.

    It manages to achieve what many sci-fi films do not, it manages to not only deliver a unique dystopic concept but also deliver a rich and moving emotional journey too. Too often genre…