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  • Shakespeare Live!

    Shakespeare Live! 2016

    ★★★½ Added 4

    I can't really add much here, as Loureview's excellent review says it all (I'm in total agreement) Highlights for me were the showstopping The Nine Hamlets, Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff's performance of Macbeth's Act Two, Scene Two (because I love Macbeth) Ian McKellen's delivery of a stirring Sir Thomas More speech - extremely topical now we consider the refugee crisis; and if only those listed here who voted 'aye' this week had listened and found some humanity within them…

  • Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion

    Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Apr, 2016 6

    Another absorbing documentary from Theroux. Drinking to Oblivion sees the bespectacled observer following several alcoholics in their daily life; receiving treatment of one kind or another at the Liver Unit in King's, relapsing and endangering themselves and hurting those around them.

    It's a hard watch, as Louis himself says at one point you're left with "a feeling of wanting to help but not knowing how to" All of the contributors and their own personal, uncompromising stories are extremely affecting, but…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2013 13

    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

    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…