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  • Pride 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Sep, 2014

    OK so some of it is very clunky in places and not all of the character storylines are as strong as you'd like, but let's face it this subject matter meant it was always going to get a favourable score from me.

    Pride is inspired by the true life alliance of lesbian and gay men support group for the miners during their strike of 84/85. With a strong cast including well known and familiar names like Paddy Considine, Billy Nighy…

  • The Darjeeling Limited 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Sep, 2014

    Wes Anderson is one of those directors whom, after every movie I see of his, I start to think 'why do I not just mammothly splurge on his work?'

    I've no idea why it has taken me 7 years to see this movie, or why I still have gaps in my Anderson viewing. The Royal Tenenbaums is, for my money, one of the funniest and freshest comic movies of the last 15 years and yet I never deliberately seek his…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2013 10

    My word.

    What an amazing film.

    Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.

    Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.

    I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…

  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Jul, 2013 23

    Oh Wheatley you weird mad fucker. You're just not happy unless your audience is completely and utterly bemused are you? Just when you give us something we can all grasp easily and find palatable (albeit dark of course) in Sightseers, you go and throw up this one.

    Imagine if Michael Reeves took an LSD trip when making The Witchfinder General. Think of Peter Watkins Culloden or Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's Winstanley on shrooms. Chuck in a liberal dose of…