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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    The self-titled 'Guardians of the Galaxy' are a mis-matched group of individuals who end up with Marvel's latest McGuffin (an orb) which they need to keep away from the evil Ronan who wants to use its power to destroy the planet Xandar. To be fair, the story is neither here nor there... however away from the usual big action spectacle, CGI heavy gubbins that you'd expect from a Marvel film, Guardians Of The Galaxy succeeds because a) it is perfectly…

  • Soulmate 2013

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    Classical musician Audrey (Anna Walton) rents a cottage in Wales to take time out and get her head together after the death of her husband. She hears strange noises in the house which appears to be haunted by its previous owner... Axelle Carolyn's feature debut is as much about loss and grief as it is a ghost story, and as such makes a refreshing change from the recent batch of generic haunted house tales. The remote location, small cast and…

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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.