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  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2016

    This time focusing on the Enfield Haunting, again there are some proper, shivery scares from this franchise. Both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga add a lot of heart to their roles as the demon hunters, Ed and Lorraine Warren and Madison Wolfe is very good as the object of the haunting, Janet Hodgson.

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★½ Watched 09 Oct, 2016

    I had hoped to like this more but all I can really take away from it is that Kaufman is not a great fan of his own gender. Or perhaps authors of customer service manuals. Who can tell?

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  • A Field in England

    A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2013

    This review may contain 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…

  • Carol

    Carol 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2016 11

    Sublime. Beautiful. Mesmeric. And such perfect leads, both a mix of vulnerable and bravado. Also the costume, cinematography, direction - and the score! Wonderful. I also loved Haynes' focus on how the interactions between women are made to seem unimportant by the men in this film, almost trivial and yet the opposite is true. It's the small things that matter, like a smile across a crowded restaurant.