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  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★½

    A smart, tense, claustrophobic thriller from Mike Flanagan, who continues to smash the small budget horror scene. The film is an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, which impresses despite being overshadowed by the larger release of It.

    In Gerald's Game a woman accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, she begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions. Its those visions that are the source of the greatest chills, as…

  • Amy

    Amy

    ★★★★½

    A tragic tale of Shakespearian tone. Asif Kapadia's documentary Amy tells the rise and demise of English singer Amy Winehouse. It was always going to be solid, given that it was based on the style of his earlier work Senna.

    I didn't know the story of Amy Winehouse; as she wasn't my cup of tea. This was all despite working in a record store from 2008 to 2012. I really loved that Amy (much like Senna) plays with voices in…

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).

    The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty.…

  • Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Urgh, what did I just put myself through?

    So, the events are after the 70s film, and Heather is in her 20s? What? So, the film is set in the 90s, even though everyone has smart phones? What? If it's contemporary, like I suspect it is, that makes Heather like 40... what!?

    The mayor tells the police what to do and gives them orders? What? So, what about 'separation of powers'? The cops turn a blind eye to murder? What?…