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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Aug, 2016

    Wonderful ensemble cast, especially the marvellous Tucci, uncover the story of the Catholic church systematically protecting peadophile priests. Completely gripping throughout.

  • Room

    Room 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Jul, 2016

    Incredibly affecting film following the story of Ma (Brie Larson) and Jack (Iacob Tremblay) as they live their day to day existence in Room, a 15ft square shed with a skylight, to the world. We see this from Jack's point of view, going from a world where everything to be counted to the inifinite, seeing new sights, such as heights, meeting his grandparents, everything new. However, Ma is aware of what she has lost and how thing could have been,…

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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.