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  • The Hole in the Ground

    The Hole in the Ground

    ★★★★

    ★★★★ = Very Good

    I love sitting terrified in the dark in front of a good horror film. The older I become, the more susceptible I am to their trepidations; not the other way round, as I expected.

    I watch a lot of horror but most of it disappoints. I have a low threshold for being intimidated into covering my face with a cushion, but that’s due to the hackneyed, manipulative crap emitting from my tv.

    Thrilled I am, you…

  • The Childhood of a Leader

    The Childhood of a Leader

    ★★★★

    ★★★★ = Very Good

    This stunning debut in auteurist filmmaking by actor-turned-director Brady Corbet is a snapshot in the life of a 10-year-old boy whose father is an American diplomat in France involved in the formation of the Treaty of Versailles, a peace treaty signed in 1919 which ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. Newcomer Tom Sweet plays the astute little boy whose antisocial and manipulative behaviour within his household, if left unchecked by his…

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★½

    ★★★★½ = Superb

    There are very few films I can watch again and again. Se7en is one of them. Zodiac is another. I love these two films because they are very well written and produced, and marry my favourite film genre – thrillers – with my fascination for serial killers. Both films are directed by the brilliant David Fincher.

    Fincher has had great success in Hollywood. Se7en (1995) is an established genre classic and Zodiac (2007) is a cult classic,…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★½

    ★★★★½ = Superb

    Is there any limit to the fun you can have watching a movie!

    Quentin Tarantino keeps banging out hit after hit which keep us rooted to our cinema seats and sofas. We are either grinning or grimacing, howling with laughter or on edge with tension. The only one of our emotions Tarantino does not seem compelled to manipulate is our heart strings; the scenes in his films are never tear-jerkers.

    His filmography spans over two decades already.…