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  • Tracks 2013

    ★★★ Watched 13 Sep, 2014

    Film based on the true story of Australian, Robyn Davidson, who along with 4 camels and a dog, decided to trek across the western Australian desert. Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn and Adam Driver is Rick Smolan, the National Geographic photographer who chronicles her journey.

    Beautiful scenery and setting plus it was interesting to learn more about aborigonal culture. Wasikowska does well as Robyn and appears comfortable with the camels - and the dog is adorable - but the story failed to grip me completely in anything other than an extended travelogue way (apart from THAT bit!)

  • Big Bad Wolves 2013

    ★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2014

    Israeli film which revolves around thre main characters: Miki (Lior Ashkenazi) a cop who is after a paedophile who murders young girls, Gidi (Tzahi Grad) the father of the latest victim and Dror (Rotem Keinan) the man they both believe to be responsible for the crimes. The film has a slightly odd tone - part black comedy, part menacing chiller with some of the torture scenes quite shocking. But the real chill - which comes almost at the end of the film, feels rushed and (perhaps deliberately) unfinished. Worth a watch nonetheless

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  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2013

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

  • Her 2013

    ★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    I so wanted to like this more. It is an exremely original film and I loved the concept and the whole environment - that just-ahead future setting where everything and everyone are a bit more evolved. I adored the immersive video game with the sweary alien and the retro 'Perfect Mom'. I chortled to myself at the thought that smartphones would get smaller and chunkier and I would love to have a friendly OS that sorted out my life for…