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  • Michael 2011

    ★★★ Watched 07 Dec, 2014

    There is a slow, creeping inevitability about this film that keeps you watching. You want to be aghast but director, Markus Schleinzer, allows us glimpses of the normal and every day which dilute the horror, making it all the more shocking when we are reminded of it. Michael Fuith is excellent as the monster in plain sight and the newcomer David Rauchenberger is wonderful as the captive, Wolfgang. And the ending - the ending is just perfect.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Nov, 2014

    I came to this not expecting much as I find Evan's Captain a bit too po-faced but I was very pleasantly surprised. The action sequences are great and the addition of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow & chief support was very welcome. The baddie aka the Winter Soldier is an excellent indestructable foe-with-a-secret and the plot weaves all the disparate threads in the Marvel Universe together logically. Even Nick Fury, who up till now has just been Mr Shouty is allowed some light and shade and Evans plays his role note-perfectly. Yep, really liked it.

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  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2013

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

  • 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 -…