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  • Resolution 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2014

    Just when you think you've seen every conceivable twist on the cabin-in-the-woods horror film, along comes a clever little low budget movie like Resolution. Key to this movie's success are characters you really care about.

  • The Banshee Chapter 2013

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2014

    It doesn't always work, but this hallucinogenic mix Hunter S. Thompson post Watergate cynicism and cosmic Lovecraftian horror is a consistently scary and fun trip.

  • Piercing Brightness 2013

    ★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2014

    Pretentious toss.

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  • Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus 2013

    ★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2014

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  • Ninja: Shadow of a Tear 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2014

    Terrific 80s style martial arts movie. The plot is standard revenge tosh, but the fight scenes are marvelous.

  • Halloween II 2009

    Watched 16 Jan, 2014

    Appalling, indulgent, pretentious, and nasty, Zombie manages to make a sequel even worse than his first installment.

  • Lone Survivor 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Jan, 2014

    Judging by Lone Survivor, a brutal, punishing war film that expressed patriotism like a badge of honour, Peter Berg may be the spiritual son of John Milius.

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  • Green Lantern 2011

    ★½ Watched 12 Jan, 2014 2

    You gotta feel sorry for Ryan Reynolds, despite being a good looking, capable actor (watch Buried if you don't agree) with excellent comic timing, he seems to have worse luck picking projects than even Taylor Kitsch.

    Green Lantern has many issues but chief among them are an unfocused story that spends two hours going round in circles and never takes off, one dimensional characters, and an overuse of cgi (the sections on the Green Lantern Corp home world are especially…

  • Frances Ha 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Dec, 2013

    Whether you like or loathe this film is largely dependent upon whether you like or loathe it's central character. I loved her.

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  • The Way, Way Back 2013

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2014

    An amiable three star indie drama that rises to four stars every time Sam Rockwell is onscreen.

  • Elfie Hopkins 2012

    ★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2012

    Elfie Hopkins (Jamie Winstone) lives in a quiet (too quiet?) rural village with her father and stepmother. Bored and sarcastic, she spends her days mooching around the local woods with best friend Dylan (Barnard) smoking spliffs and recording a running commentary on rural life in her dictaphone. Village life is shaken up by the arrival of the eccentric Gammon family. The Gammon’s run a bespoke travel agency, and regale the locals with tales of exotic travels. When locals start to…

  • Don't Look Now 1973

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    Nicholas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now stands as one of the very finest British films of the 1970s. John and Laura Baxter (Sutherland and Christie) are a husband and wife who suffer the tragic loss of their daughter Christine in an accident at their home in England. Following the tragedy the couple moves temporarily to Venice, John is managing the restoration of a chapel and Laura is taking time to sightsee. However the grief over their recent loss is…