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  • '71 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Oct, 2014

    Soldier Gary Hook (Jack O'Connell) is sent to Belfast and finds himself abandoned by his unit after a mission to search houses goes disastrously wrong. Can he evade those who are out to get him and make it safely back to the barracks? '71 is an impressive debut feature from director Yann Demange (best known for Dead Set) and really places the viewer into the centre of the action which be quite disorientating at times. It's an incredibly tense journey and is another well deserved notch on O'Connell's rise to stardom.

  • Annabelle 2014

    ★★½ Watched 14 Oct, 2014

    Before The Conjuring there was Annabelle... yes, this is the story of the demonic doll that haunts the home of Mia (Annabelle Wallis) and John (Ward Horton). Directorial duties fall to John R. Leonetti (with James Wan producing) but it's just more of the same. The first Insidious film and The Conjuring were both excellent examples of tales of demonic possession, but now it's just a case of diminishing returns. Let's move on please.

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  • 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 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.