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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2015

    Jennifer Lawrence returns again as Katniss Everdeen, the slightly reluctant Mockingjay and face of the District 13-led resistance. The film is stretched a little thin after some good first half action but there is still enough to keep you topped up until the next. A shame that there is a necessity for Lawrence to have to weep uncontrolably every time Peter (Josh Hutcherson) appears on a propaganda film as it detracts from the anger her character should display but I…

  • American Sniper

    American Sniper 2014

    ★★½ Watched 08 Nov, 2015

    Bradley Cooper stars as real life sniper, Chris Kyle, who served four tours of Iraq. For some reason Eastwood decided that he would not focus on the tension of the lone sniper but almost immediately throws him into the mix with other soldiers. This waters down the potential heightened moments to only a few and, well, turns this into just another war film. Again, more could have been made of Kyle's homelife but it just felt like an add-on. Not the film it could have been

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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.…