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  • Pride

    Pride 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Sep, 2015

    Feelgood ensemble movie telling the story behind the lesbian and gay support for the miners (LGSM) during the strike. The main union seem uninterested in taking their calls so they get in touch directly with a miners' club in a small Welsh mining village, Onllwyn. At first the culture clash seems too much to overcome but friendships develop and predjuduces are overcome. Starring in no particular order: Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Paddt Considine, Immelda Staunton - you get the drift. Great soundtrack as well

  • Locke

    Locke 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2015

    Tom Hardy drives a car and talks a lot on the phone. It doesn't sound like a great film but don't let that fool you. Hardy as Ivan Locke, takes us on his journey as his life slowly starts to fall apart and he tries to fix the cracks. We learn that he has left his building just as the history-making load of concrete is due to be poured; his family wait for him to watch a game with them;…

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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.…