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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 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 have…

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  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★★★

    King Kong (1933) is the definitive version of this story, no sequel/remake/re-imagining can come close to the cinematic magic this film contains. 85 years on and this film still holds up as one of the best action adventure films ever made. Which in no small part is due to the fantastic production values and excellent camera work. King Kong is an intense, swashbuckling adventure that lives up to the description and its cinematic reputation. The special effects and imaginative creature…

  • The Fury

    The Fury

    ★★★

    I feel as though I've seen a completely different film to most people, because I found "The Fury" to be a total bore to sit through. The film is often regarded as pseudo sequel of sorts to De Palma's prior film Carrie (1976). And in certain areas it's essentially reusing the same themes and ideas. Except this time it feels like a studios version of what "Carrie" should've been. Instead of the raw, visceral gritty style of filmmaking, we get…

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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 acts almost as 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…

  • 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 were all fine. As was the acting which…