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  • Enemy

    Enemy 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2015

    This film is made of tense, The score and brutalist architecture along with the faded out colours and muted lighting all add to the unease. Jake Gyllenhall plays Adam, a history teacher who one day spies his double in a film. He searches for Anthony (also JG) eventually meeting him in a hotel before running out. Anthony follows Adam and takes a liking to his girlfriend, planning to take advantage. Adam appears to let it wash all over him, then…

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Aug, 2015

    Wonderful Australian horror starring Essie Davis as Amelia and Noah Wiseman as her young son Samuel. Samuel was born on the day Amelia lost her husband in a car accident as he was driving her to the hospital. He is an imaginative child and is obsessed with monsters, building weapons to attack them and getting into trouble at school and when he visits his cousin. Amelia works hard in a care home but still misses her husband, finding Samuel's constant…

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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.…