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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Feb, 2016

    The 'spotlight' team of investigative journalists from the Boston Globe uncover child abuse by Catholic priests and seek to expose the scandal. Directed by Tom McCarthy, Spotlight is a shocking story based on real events. The direction is simple and performances understated, which allows the story to work its magic. Powerful filmmaking.

  • Everly

    Everly 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2016

    Everly (Salma Hayek) turns on her captors and attempts to save her mother and daughter before her boss's hitmen can reach her. Directed by Joe Lynch, Everly is a gory action thriller with some fun set-pieces, but rather let down by some weak dialogue and characterisation. Good to see Hayek going full tilt in a rare leading role.

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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.