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  • Doctor in Love

    Doctor in Love 1960

    ★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2016

    The fourth in the series of Doctor films is the first to see Dirk Bogarde and the character of Simon Sparrow depart from the franchise, to be replaced by Michael Craig as Dr Richard Hare - one half of a medical duo featuring Leslie Phillips' marvellous Dr Tony Burke. Burke and Hare, geddit?

    Whilst Craig shares a similar dark matinee idol look with Bogarde, he doesn't have the same deft comic touch that his predecessor showcased as Sparrow, as such…

  • The Age of Loneliness

    The Age of Loneliness 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Feb, 2016 1

    "You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t touch it. You can only feel it when you’ve got it.”

    This poignant BBC documentary from filmmaker Sue Bourne which sought to shed light on the invisible and unspoken epidemic that affects many in the UK; loneliness.

    As a sufferer myself, on account of long term mental health problems, much of what this documentary had to say rang very true. However where it was invaluable was in its honest and…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2013 11

    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…

  • Sicario

    Sicario 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Feb, 2016 10

    Aaaand de-clench.

    Yes, it was that tense.

    Sicario is something very interesting and unusual for a Hollywood blockbuster, because it doesn't play by the rules we have become accustomed to in such fare. For a start, director Denis Villeneuve's film seems to come from the Alan Clarke school of film-making; aside from placing the camera miles away during some dialogue scenes, rendering its stars as little more than dots on the landscape, it also shares Clarkey's preoccupation with keeping things…