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  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2015 3

    Brooklyn is straight into my Top 5 Irish things alongside Guiness, Terry Wogan, House of Pain, and the Delorian.

    This is a film that is so blatantly out of date, yet totally of its time. A movie that is seemingly modest at first glance, but simply makes you hug someone you love and be thankful that you have them.

    Well acted, well directed and well written, Brooklyn is a film that is nigh on impossible not to love.

    At the…

  • Spy

    Spy 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Nov, 2015

    With Spy, Melissa McCarthy finally gets a decent star vehicle.

    Director Paul Feig has made a film of such energy, such fun, and with so much good will for McCarthy's Susan Cooper that a franchise wouldn't surprise me. Even without being a comic masterpiece Spy is undeniably a great time.

    Whilst Feig's greatest talent is in assembling a terrific ensemble, this is the McCarthy show. There is a sense that many of the best lines never appeared in the original…

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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…

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jan, 2013 29

    Lets face the facts here, The Blair Witch Project was a groundbreaking film.

    A horror classic.

    A genre starter. And ultimately, the best of that genre.

    Unusually for a horror, It shows you nothing. There is no blood, there is no violence, and it explains absolutely nothing. It's a brilliant watch. A proper psychological horror.

    The actors never put a foot wrong, great performances. If we can call them performances, but of course this is real fear we are watching,…