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  • Joe Versus the Volcano

    Joe Versus the Volcano 1990

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2015

    So, after 25 years of it evading me I finally saw this last night - it's such a stylistic triumph - it looks absolutely remarkable and very much of its own unique aesthetic. It also foreshadows Jeunet and Caro's DELICATESSEN and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and much of the former's solo work. There's definitely a hint of Gilliam in the style and humour (in particular the office scenes evoke BRAZIL) but it's very much it's own entity. Such a…

  • Zulu

    Zulu 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Aug, 2015

    Gritty SA-set French crime thriller starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker in which a murder investigation leads two Cape Town detectives into a murky conspiracy.

    Dark, gritty and violent - a real surprise. I was entertained throughout.

    Well worth a watch.

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  • Rush

    Rush 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Feb, 2014 2

    Not an F1 fan, nor am I a lover of sports in general but this film is great. The two central performances are both effortless in their greatness and the actors play off each other well. Morgan's script is great and Howard keeps the whole thing buzzing along at a tremendous pace.

    I am really surprised by how much I liked this film.

  • Filth

    Filth 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2014

    Wow! Now here's a film that lets the viewer think for a change. A brilliant piece of writing and a cracking ensemble headed-up by a terrifically fearless performance from James McAvoy.

    Given that it's based on a book by Irvine Welsh there are bound to be comparisons to Danny Boyle's adaptation of Trainspotting but rest assured, Filth holds its own.