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  • The Possibilities Are Endless

    The Possibilities Are Endless 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2015

    Put this on as something I could keep half watch while I took down the Christmas decorations. 40 minutes later I was standing at the tree with my baubles in my hand (ooh missus), not having taken my eyes off the screen.

    While not quite reaching the dizzy heights of the Nick Cave film, this is another innovative and imaginative music documentary that pushes the boundaries of the form. The tale of the great Mr Collins' rise and fall and…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    This might look like its a story about travelling across galaxies to save the Earth, but it's not. It's about being a DAD. A super-charged DAD who can change tyres, work tractors and make rude remarks about the principal's butt - to his face!! It should be called IAmStellar (as a DAD).

    Seriously, forget the physics stuff and whether or not it makes sense, cos this is a long extended metaphor. It's about how providing for a child's future requires…

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  • Lifeforce

    Lifeforce 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Apr, 2013 7

    OK, I admit it, I'm a fan of Lifeforce, and it's not just because of the vast swathes of nudity.* Not that I can't see the flaws - this is after all a film that (ahem) climaxes with a man able to save the earth by having sex, in fact he's so good at sex that he sends himself and his partner flying up into the air - but it is also fun, ambitious, scary and dare I say it…

  • Caligula

    Caligula 1979

    ★★★ Watched 15 Feb, 2013 8

    It's hard (sorry) to know how to review Caligula, especially in its full length (sorry again) version. I've seen lots of 10/10 reviews on other sites, but you can't help feeling (ahem) that they are actually reviewing the behind-the-scenes story. That of course is incredible, hilarious and tragic - all things that the film should be but isn't. It's swollen (cough), sloppy (cough cough) and gets itself into a proper mess (nurse!). Mark Kermode famously said that there was a…