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  • A Patch Of Blue 1965

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    As a child I was such a TV addict, I used to watch even if there was nothing on. I often found myself watching the German channel, even though I couldn't understand a word of it. They often showed Hollywood classics, dubbed. I remember watching 'Meet Me in St Louis' in black and white, and I distinctly remember seeing this in colour.

    It took me years to figure out what film this was, I only remembered the image of a…

  • Summer in February 2013

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2014 2

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor lookie-likey Florence goes to visit her brother in an artists' commune in Cornwall. There she meets Dominic Cooper-as-Dominic Cooper, and Dan Stevens-as-yet-another-interchangeable-earnest-looking-Edwardian-dude. One is passionate and artsy, the other is Dan Stevens. Both are instantly in love with her, and guess which one she chooses? Not to spoil anything for you, but it's the one who turns out to be a dick.

    From the moment this film starts, we know who we're supposed to root for and it's…

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  • War Horse 2011

    ★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2014 35

    What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.

    For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…

  • Get Over It 2001

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2014 6

    Holy frosted-lipgloss and metallic-eyeshadow, Batman! If there was ever the perfect cinematic time capsule for 2001, it's this film. That extra half star is purely out of nostalgia.

    The opening to this film is the perfect example of why late 90s/early 00s teen films were so great - it's completely over the top and everyone is well aware it is. Within 5 minutes, Vitamin C (who had one mediocre hit and still has a starring role in this as a…