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  • A Field in England

    A Field in England

    ★★★★★

    Wow...I'm utterly speechless, I don't even know where to begin with this review. Ben Wheatley's metaphysical art house masterpiece is a raw, intense, surreal visual feast for the eyes. A Field in England is a what I consider to be a pure cinematic experience. Set during the 17th century English civil war four world weary deserters come across an alchemist (played with menacing gusto by Michael Smiley) who's looking for buried treasure in a field that may or may not…

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  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★★

    Before I start this review let me preface it by saying this film has the worst movie poster I have ever seen. It’s dull and misleading, I went into the film half expecting a slapstick comedy. The poster does a massive disservice to the film because this is one of the best American films from the 1970’s.

    Blue Collar is a film that follows three average workers Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), as they spend…

  • High Anxiety

    High Anxiety

    ★★★

    High Anxiety represents the moment when Mel Brooks started to "lose it" in a sense. Whilst it's a nice tribute to the films and style of Alfred Hitchcock satirising a handful of his classic films such as: Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho etc. It doesn't have the blistering social commentary of Blazing Saddles or the hilarious belly-aching script of Young Frankenstein. In a sense it feels like a generic spoof film that's lacking any sort of depth. The film does contain…

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  • 1922

    1922

    ★★★★

    1922 is a slow, methodical look at guilt and the consequences of moral compromise. Adapted from Stephen King’s novella, 1922 is a film that will divide certain audiences. After a summer of successful, suspenseful King adaptations (IT, Gerald’s Game), this is almost an anti-king film, it’s a film that basks in its atmosphere. It's also a film that's solely focused on its characters rather than plot. Thomas Jane stars as Wilfred James a dedicated ranch owner who conspires with his…

  • The Open House

    The Open House

    The Open House is a dull lacklustre thriller from Netflix. I don't think Netflix understand yet, that people wondering around an enormous empty house isn't very thrilling. The plot essentially, is about a Mother (Piercey Dalton) and her son (Dylan Minnette) moving into her sisters house whilst it's up for sale in Canada (I think) after the accidental death of her husband.

    The film was competently directed and the cinematography, staging, framing was all fine. As was the acting which…