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  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland 2015

    ★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2016

    So, hang on, where's Tomorrowland again? And why do they send child robots out to find smart kids? And how do the smart kids help when Tomorrowland is already ahead of the game? And why, if this is such an altruistic place, do they suddenly stop helping and plot the end of the world? I need a 10 year old to explain the plot to me. Apart from that, I really enjoyed watching George Clooney and Hugh Lawrie having the fisticuffs

  • Still Alice

    Still Alice 2014

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2016

    Standout performance from Julianne Moore as Alice, a linguistics lecturer who discovers she has early onset alzheimers. I was also impressed by Ktristen Stewart as her youngest daughter, who whilst on the face of it has the most antagonistic relationship with her mother, come to have the greatest connection with her during her illness. Otherwise, whilst a worthy subject, not one I would seek out to watch again as even Hollywood didn't seem to be able to leave you with a glimmer of real hope or happiness. Just the unfairness and cruelty of it all

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  • A Field in England

    A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2013

    This review may contain 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…

  • Carol

    Carol 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2016 11

    Sublime. Beautiful. Mesmeric. And such perfect leads, both a mix of vulnerable and bravado. Also the costume, cinematography, direction - and the score! Wonderful. I also loved Haynes' focus on how the interactions between women are made to seem unimportant by the men in this film, almost trivial and yet the opposite is true. It's the small things that matter, like a smile across a crowded restaurant.