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  • High Rise

    High Rise 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Nov, 2015

    Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) moves into a self-contained high rise apartment block which has everything from a swimming pool and gym to its own supermarket. However the idyllic society soon crumbles as those on the lower floors - led by documentary filmmaker Wilder (Luke Evans) - want the privileges that those on the upper floors enjoy. Director Ben Wheatley retains the '70s setting from the JG Ballard novel to create a decadent, blackly comic vision of class society breaking down into its most primal urges. There's a great supporting cast and fantastic score from Clint Mansell.

  • Black Mass

    Black Mass 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2015

    The story of one of the FBI's most wanted, James Bulger (Johnny Depp) as he and his cohorts operate in Boston with the assistance of his politician brother (Benedict Cumberbatch) and corrupt cop John Connolly (Joel Edgerton). Directed by Scott Cooper, Black Mass marks a return to proper acting for Johnny Depp who portrays Bulger as an absolute monster. Edgerton is excellent too, in fact all the supporting cast is strong bar Cumberbatch who seems like a fish out of water.

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  • Machine Gun Preacher

    Machine Gun Preacher 2011

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    Based on true events, the film tells the story of biker Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) who found God, set up an orphanage in the Sudan and became a mercenary to protect the children who were being trafficked across the region. True story or not, it’s a difficult film to get into as Sam Childers is such an unlikeable guy, regardless if he’s doing good work or not. His battles with his faith, his family and the LRA in Sudan become…

  • Compliance

    Compliance 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2013 1

    It's another Friday shift at a Chick-Wich fast food joint when duty manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) receives a phone call from a police officer informing her that a customer has reported a theft by one of her staff, Becky (Dreama Walker). What follows will have you slack-jawed with incredulity, wanting to scream "what the f*ck are you doing!" at the screen. Yet, this is a true story and it's fascinating to sit back and watch at just how people will go when they trust a person in authority. Uncomfortable but essential viewing.