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  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2015

    Languid tale of two vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton). When we first meet them, Adam is living in an almost empty Detroit, melancholy and surrounded by his guitars. Eve is in Tangiers with their friend, Kit Marlowe (John Hurt). Their supply of blood is limited as humanity has been infected. Eve travels to Detroit to be with Adam but then her needy sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) who brings chaos in her wake.

    There are some lovely restrained…

  • Lucy

    Lucy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Feb, 2015

    Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is tricked into doing a favour for Richard, (a brief but welcome appearance by Pilou Asbæk) a guy she has only just met. What happens next is a nightmare spiral of terror, as she is made to be a mule for an experimental drug, which then leaks into her blood, gradually changing her. As Lucy's mental and physical powers grow, she seeks help and explanations from Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman), travelling to France, folowed closely by Jang…

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  • A Field in England

    A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ben Wheatley's foray into a field in the Civil War draws you in from start to finish. Reece Sheersmith (Whitehead) is an alchemist, sent by his master to find a fellow alchemist & thief, O'Neill (Michael Smiley in top evil form). He is aided in his quest by three everyman soldiers whose ultimate aim is to go to the pub.

    I am a great fan of Wheatley's previous work and he has outdone himself with this. At times both beautiful and…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2014

    There are flaws - the watch macguffin, the paradox - but Nolan's film is a magnificent soaring epic. It is badged as sci-fi but it is the human emotions not the spectacle that drive the narrative, McConaughey being at the centre of this as the father who promises to return. These humans make mistakes and have regrets; they are both cowards and heroes. Nolan explores how extremes affect people and posits that love is a force - like gravity -…