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  • Human Traffic 1999

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Nov, 2013

    It is Cardiff in the late nineties; five friends head out for a weekend of drugs, alcohol, sex and clubbing. Through the Ecstacy-induced high to the alcohol-assisted comedown to the feelings of the morning after, their lives are on the brink of changing forever

    When ‘Human Traffic’ was released, many critics claimed that this was the last great British film of the nineties – and how right they were. This film is so inherently a nineties movie, it’s like opening…

  • Capturing the Friedmans 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2013

    A controversial documentary about the Friedman family, a seemingly typical, upper-class Jewish family living in Long Island, New York. Their very normal and somewhat happy world was turned upside down when the father and his youngest son were arrested and charged with some very shocking and disturbing crimes.

    ‘Capturing The Friedmans’ is a film of which 95% was watched with a very bemused expression on my face. It’s one of those stories you’d happily accept as a work of bold…

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  • Pride and Glory 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2012

    The meltdown of a corruption plot within the NYPD is told through the perspective of one family, in director Gavin O’Connor’s severely underrated ‘Pride and Glory’. At the heart of it we have Colin Farrell (the corrupt one) and Edward Norton (the straight one), both on the search for a murderer, but both for entirely different reasons.

    I remember seeing this film at the cinema years ago. I liked it then, but I loved it now. Brilliantly choreographed, really well…

  • I Heart Huckabees 2004

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Sep, 2013

    When Albert (Jason Schwartzman) is struggling to understand the meaning behind a series of coincidences, he calls upon the help of Bernard (Dustin Hoffman) and Vivian (Lily Tomlin), a couple of existential detectives. Their ‘investigation’ changes not only Albert’s life, but of the people around him too.

    I’d heard a lot about this movie, so was pretty excited to finally get a chance to watch it. I have to admit, it is not even close to what I expected. I…