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  • Maleficent 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    Wonderful retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale with Jolie as Maleficent, the fairy who curses the baby Aurora (Elle Fanning) after King Stefan (Sharlto Copley with a DREADFUL scottish accent) cut off her wings. As you do.

    Jolie looks superb, all angles and curves and flashing eyes. She throws herself into the role, vanquishing foes on the battlefield and protecting her moors but is still able to subtly show the gradual change when she begins to care for the baby…

  • Tom at the Farm 2013

    ★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    Tom (Dolan) is heartbroken by the death of his lover Guy, so wants to go to his funeral. Trouble is, Guy's family live on a farm and do not know anything of his life in Montreal. When Tom turns up at the industrial looking farm, no-one is about so he goes inside to wait. Eventually Agathe (Lise Roy) returns and welcomes her son's 'colleague' and is pleased to hear he will be speaking at the funeral. However, later that night…

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  • 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…

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2015

    Poor Rama. Just as he gets out of a tricky tower block he is flung undercover to expose corruption in a gang war. There's Bejo (who offed his bro in the first 5 mins) and Bungle and Netto (I will check those lat two later but I am SURE they're right). Bungle & Netto have a working truce but Bungle's son, Itchy wants more. Rama is sent to jail to make pals with Itchy and then is taken into the fold.…