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  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Jan, 2014

    I haven't written a review on here for some time, but this film has compelled me too.

    It is an uplifting, sweet, touching and funny piece of cinema and possibly one of my favourite films. I say that after one viewing and I mean it.

    Stiller has made some great comedies in the past but as many reviewers have said, it feels like this is what he has always wanted to do. It is a personal study of a simple…

  • Take Shelter

    Take Shelter 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2012

    A deeply affecting film. The pace is slow, but the constant tension of a deteriorating psyche makes up for this. Shannon is at his raw and powerful best, while Chastain's grounded performance compliments him perfectly. Definitely worth a watch.

  • The Guard

    The Guard 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 14 May, 2012

    Absolutely wonderful. Very similar in tone to In Bruges and just as funny. Gleeson is once again superb and Cheadle is a brilliant foil for him.

  • Contagion

    Contagion 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 07 May, 2012

    A really solid film, almost a perfect modern-day horror film. I'll never touch a door handle in the same way again.

  • Dreams of a Life

    Dreams of a Life 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2012

    An incredible and compelling documentary. Everyone should watch this. Real evidence of how, even in such a connected society, people can get lost.

  • Lolita

    Lolita 1962

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2012

    I went into this film fairly blind, not knowing much about it other than the obvious older man loves young girl scenario. I thought it was excellent, as you would expect with Kubrick, and the standard of the acting was superb.

  • Wild Bill

    Wild Bill 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2012

    A brilliant debut from Dexter Fletcher. Creed-Miles is amazing in the lead role and Will Poulter matches him as his teenage son. A compelling watch.