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  • Joy

    Joy 2015

    ★★½ Watched 06 Mar, 2016

    For the first 30-40 minutes, I was digging the mess that this was. Russell was piling on all kinds of fun stuff. But then it just gets too messy and in the end, the main dragdown is that I just didn't care.

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Mar, 2016 7

    I'm just going to go ahead and go full marks for experience on this one. It looks so fantastic it's not even funny. I'd hang every single frame on my wall. It's out of this world, creating its own world. The ending rivals the firelit scene in Skyfall - might even say surpasses, but I'd have to rewatch what Deakins does in that film just to be sure. But it doesn't even matter, it's filmed so disgustingly well. Absolutely gorgeous.…

  • 45 Years

    45 Years 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Mar, 2016

    A masterclass in subtlety. Charlotte Rampling knocks it out of the park, completely.

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 Mar, 2016

    A simple and true story, equally beautiful and heartbreaking.

  • The Lobster

    The Lobster 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Mar, 2016 5

    It takes a slight dip towards the end, and kind of lost me. It's a little long, as well, but overall, this is filled to the brim with interesting ideas and concepts that I really dug. I love the approach to everything in this world, the way nothing is really explained and you're just in for a ride that could go anywhere. Colin Farrell definitely with one of his best performances here.

  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2016

    The best thing about this film is how they manage to mix the old with the new, Rocky's background with Creed's background, and they turn it into something that works both knowing the legacy as well as not knowing the legacy.

    The fights are perfectly done, intense, brutal, real, and Jordan really sells his character, does as much as is at all possible in this film. And Stallone, of course, Stallone. Subtle, perfect.

  • Cul-de-sac

    Cul-de-sac 1966

    ★★½ Watched 29 Feb, 2016

    I found it generally boring and not engaging at all. Usually a fan of Polanski, but this one didn't do much for me.

  • Killer Joe

    Killer Joe 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Feb, 2016 1

    It's all about that ending.

  • Slither

    Slither 2006

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2016

    Absolutely disgusting, and absolutely entertaining.

  • Room

    Room 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2016 18

    Incredible performances from Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. What a film, really throws you right into everything and beats you up, but handled with so much care. Lenny A is fantastic, can't wait to see what he does next.

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist 2015

    ★★ Watched 24 Feb, 2016 2

    Sam Rockwell.

  • Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev 1966

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Feb, 2016

    My favourite Tarkovsky so far. It looks absolutely brilliant, just phenomenal - and that's on a dvd. It's long, and it is the length that takes it down a slight notch towards the ending. Or perhaps it's more fair to say that there are passages here and there that just aren't as interesting, because the ending (apart from all the icons) is quite good actually. But it's mesmerising. It reminded me a little bit of Once Upon a Time in…