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  • This Is England '88

    This Is England '88 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2016

    Not much to add on this rewatch - see previous review here - but I do just want to say that the post closing time friends falling out and fighting on the street scene is the most authentic depiction of those kind of late night fallouts you'll have seen in any town on any Friday or Saturday night and the fact that the whole thing was thrown at Joe Gilgun in that moment and completely improvised makes it all the more exceptional.

  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    It's a true story that's made for the movies. An insurance lawyer, an all-American man of principle, driven by his belief in that 'rulebook' called the constitution, goes all out to defend a man the rest of his beloved country deem a dangerous enemy.

    It's a true story, made for the kind of movie that could only be helmed by Steven Spielberg and star Tom Hanks, our generation's Jimmy Stewart.

    But neatly stealing the film under the admittedly solid and…

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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…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Mar, 2016 10

    It's quite ironic that Elizabeth Moss understands High-Rise enough to take a role in it, yet fails to see the comparison with the 'faith' she belongs to; Scientology. Think about it, the fantastical vision of one prejudiced, difficult man that capitalises on the ambitions, aspirations and elitist yearnings of the public who immerse themselves so deeply into his dream that they fail to see how much the rot has set in. Genuinely, think about it, because she clearly didn't.

    Anyway....…