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  • White God

    White God 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Mar, 2015

    Young Lili (Zsófia Psotta) is upset when her father releases her dog Hagen onto the streets and he disappears. She sets out to find her pet, meanwhile Hagen falls into the clutches of a man who wants to turn him into a killer. Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, White God is original and quite extraordinary in places; the scenes focusing on the abandoned dogs are especially striking and incredibly powerful once they rise up against their abusers.

  • Chappie

    Chappie 2015

    ★★★ Watched 13 Mar, 2015

    Chappie (Sharlto Copley) is a police droid, stolen by Ninja & Yolandi (aka Die Antwoord) and reprogrammed to help them pull off a heist. However the devious Vincent Moore (Hugh Jackman) is determined to reclaim the droid. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, Chappie seems to be a collective of influences from Short Circuit to RoboCop, yet the story and characters fail to engage. A shame, as the production design and effects are excellent, and there are some great ideas and ambition at work here.

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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

    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.