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  • Fury 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Oct, 2014

    Five men in a tank go behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany. Leading the men is Sgt. Collier (Brad Pitt) as we follow the mission through the eyes of rookie soldier Norman (Logan Lerman). David Ayer's film is a slow starter hampered by unintelligible dialogue, but shifts gear into a confident and tense thriller in its second half; a dinner table scene and the first tank battle are both superbly staged. All the principal cast work well together, a benefit of their boot camp preparation.

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) lives in L.A. and is desperate to find work. Stumbling upon a freeway accident, he's inspired by a freelance video news crew to try and get the scoops, whatever the cost. First off, if you haven't seen the trailer then avoid it, there's too many spoilers within. That aside, this is a great film; the writing (also by director Dan Gilroy) is superb and Gyllenhaal inhabits the sociopathic personality so well, plus there's able support from Riz Ahmed, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton.

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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…

  • 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.