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  • Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Apr, 2014

    Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux are outstanding in this intimate tale of first love found and lost. Adele (Exarchopoulos) is a student who one day spots a blue haired girl, Emma (Seydoux) whilst out in town. She eventually meets up with her in a gay bar and from there, their relationship begins.

    Kechiche ramps up the intimacy by ensuring the camera is close up to the women - especially Exarchopoulos - for most of the film. Adele's curves contrast with…

  • V/H/S/2 2013

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2014

    A good fun horror film of the found footage (anthology) variety with some proper jump moments. The best of the bunch is "Safe Haven" with its combo of kool aid, ceiling scuttling and satanic goats, though all of the tales do manage to bring an element of freshenss to familiar tropes.

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  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2013

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

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    A further reboot of the DC man with a health & safety nightmare costume, this time going for a low key feel (sometimes so low key it is just a vague rumble) with all the comic strip colours washed out to faded greys and blues. Henry Cavill is a beautiful, sculptured god of a man, so fits the part well; in fact the casting is pleasing all round particularly with Costner and Crowe as the dads on both worlds. The film…