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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    Linklater follows the boyhood of Mason, (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows up in Texas. His mother (Patricia Arquette) doesn't always make the right choices in men and his sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) is a typical older sibling. His father (Ethan Hawke) visits every other weekend, at first uber cool and in a band then later, married with an MPV. We dip in and out of Mason's lfe, not always around majot events, mostly mundane. We see him grow into a…

  • In Order of Disappearance

    In Order of Disappearance 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jun, 2015

    Wonderful Norwegian set revenge thriller with oodles of humour. Stellan Skarsgård is outstanding as Nils Dickman, who refuses to believe his son died of an overdose. He starts to work his way up the gangster ladder, inadvertantly causing a rival Serbian gang, led by Bruno Ganz as Papa, to believe their detente with a Norwegian gang (led by the manic but vegan Greven played by Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen) has ended. Never have snow ploughs been put to such good use. Plus there's Katrine offa Borgen!

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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…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 26 May, 2015

    A true film spectacle, satisfying every urge you had to know how an adapted road vehicle would perform when smashed continuously into another. Charlize Theron is truly wonderful as Furiosa, a great mix of ass-kicking and vulnerability and Nicholas Hoult adds another one-to-watch turn as Wannabe War Boy, Nux. Hardy as Max I am less sure about as his performance possibly takes monosyllabic one step too far and his accent is aussie-come-caveman. I digress though as this is Theron's film.…