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  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    What if the fairy tales had got Santa all wrong? What if he was the last person in the world you should want to visit you on Christmas Eve?

    In Lapland, Pietara and his older friend Juuso spy a team excavating something from the top if a nearby mountain - something encased in ice wrapped in tons of sawdust under rocks. Later the next day they are working with their fathers to round up the reindeer but only two stragglers…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★½ Watched 12 Oct, 2014

    Leo: "I like that Goodfellas film. I wanna remake it. But set it in Wall Street. No-one will notice"

    Macho bullshit without the humour shown by Henry Hill & co. And Jonah Hill continues to punch way above his acting weight. Too long, too hollow, too much.

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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…