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  • Maggie

    Maggie 2015

    ★★★ Watched 22 Nov, 2015

    "There are moments where the director creates palpable tension out of almost nothing, but others where you'll wish he would cut out the ponderous approach and just get on with it. The fact that Hobson allows very little humour into his film also begins to take its toll after a while, with the relentless seriousness only broken up by one or two desperately welcome moments of lightness". Read my full review of Maggie at Film Intel

  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2015

    "The Witch arrests your attention from very early on through Eggers' assured direction, his remarkable attention to detail in recreating 17th Century New England, and his patience in unfolding his story. The writer and director shrewdly embraces ambiguity until the very end, keeping the audience uncertain as to exactly what is causing the events befalling the family and how much of it can be attributed to the supernatural". Read my full review of The Witch at Film Intel

Popular reviews

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone 1990

    ★★★★ Rewatched 01 Dec, 2012

    Joe Pesci delivers the biggest Christmas miracle of the '90s by not swearing for the entire film. Full review here

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2012

    The weakest of Nolan's Batman films, but not by much. Strong performances and breathtaking action sequences, coupled with emotional and thematic threads satisfyingly tied up; this is a great conclusion to a superb trilogy. Full review here