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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Mar, 2015

    Director and Writer Dan Gilroy goes for the jugular with his insanely entertaining and disturbing first feature Nightcrawler.

    He hits that mark with ease.

    His calm, and assured Michael Mann riffing directional style, provides a scintillating view of LA. The obvious passion that he has obviously shown in producing this passion project manages to coax exquisite performances from his cast and crew alike.

    Jake Gyllenhaal is Hollywoods finest oddball right now, the go-to guy for creepiness. It's still early in…

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2015

    The Babadook is probably the new benchmark for the horror genre.

    A more impressive debut you would also struggle to find.

    Writer and director Jennifer Kent has crafted a quite masterful chiller that gets right under your skin and deep inside your psyche. I am not normally one who scares easily, but this chilled me to the bone almost from minute one. The fact that you emphasise so much with the characters is a masterstoke. The deft handling of a…

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2013 59

    At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.

    After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.

    Stoker is phenomenal.

    It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2012 37

    Sam Mendes proves his Bond making credentials, and confirms his excellent film making credentials.

    Skyfall certainly is an excellent film. The best Bond film in 48 years. This is a proper spy film, and James Bond, as a character is a proper spy.

    As a Bond fan this film pleased me in every way. You have to hand it to the film makers, it takes massive balls to put a 4 minute title sequence 10 minutes into a massive film…