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Whiplash

Inspiring, unpredictable music drama. Slow to start, but some nice turns keep it fresh for the drum solo.


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25th May 2015

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Sunset Strip

Standard issue biopic of the famous street. Star studded, with a lot of nip and tuck. Bonus Duff.


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23rd May 2015

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Thunderheart

Solid, old fashioned studio thriller with enough of an angle to keep it fresh.


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21st May 2015

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LAST FM: On heavy rotation

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Witty, post modern detective pic, with standout comeback turns from RDJ and Val Kilmer.


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20th May 2015

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Tracks

Uneven Australian biopic. Beautifully shot, but overblown and self important without really earning it.


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17th May 2015

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The One I Love

Intriguing, though provoking indie dramady. Would have benefitted from a bit more structure.


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17th May 2015

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Cold In July

Sparse, atmospheric indie thriller - which quickly breaks the template with a couple of left turns.


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17th May 2015

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At Sundance

Revealing 1995 Pixelvision documentary from Almereyda, featuring a time capsule of 90s indie cinema.


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15th May 2015

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The Motorcycle Diaries

Well realised period pic, with great art direction - but it's slow and un-engaging.


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14th May 2015

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Frances Ha

Meandering indie with a certain charm. Like a triple bill of minor Girls episodes directed by Woody Allen.


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10th May 2015

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Foxcatcher

Portentous wrestling pic. Nicely shot, with a raft of solid performances, but it's boring as hell.


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5th May 2015

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Kegger.

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2nd May 2015

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Spoke to soon. Though I opted for the bacon sandwich.

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25th Apr 2015

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"Come out to the coast. We'll have a few laughs".

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25th Apr 2015

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The search is over.

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25th Apr 2015

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American Sniper

Well acted war pic, let down by a fragmented narrative and heavy handed script.


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23rd Apr 2015

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23rd Apr 2015

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A taste of the future. @prussell777

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21st Apr 2015

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Blackhat

Out of touch, contrived, misguided, miscast, dull disaster from Michael Mann. Reasonably well shot.


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19th Apr 2015

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Romantic night out with @hell_in_hello

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14th Apr 2015

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Fish tacos

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13th Apr 2015

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Cinderella

Branagh's slick reworking of the original Disney pic is high on style, but low on charm.


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12th Apr 2015

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While We're Young

Close-to-the-bone indie pic that avoids the obvious. Noah Baumbach directs. Ad-Rock co-stars


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9th Apr 2015

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Big Hero 6

Mostly derivative Disney pic with anime influences and a few magical moments.


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29th Mar 2015

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Northern Soul

Stylish, competent debut from Elaine Constantine - with a dull script written by the coming-of-age app.


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28th Mar 2015

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70s Mexican. With chimichangas.

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26th Mar 2015

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Paddington

Miscast, unambitious adaptation, squeezing the source into a dull Notting Hill/Working Title template.


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24th Mar 2015

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Everybody loves Miss Rabbit.

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23rd Mar 2015

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Argentinian snacks with @_stephenwalker

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21st Mar 2015

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Must have run out of pizza.

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20th Mar 2015

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Getting a little surf 'n' turf going.

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20th Mar 2015

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Enchilado style.

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18th Mar 2015

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17th Mar 2015

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Sasquatch sighting.

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16th Mar 2015

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Breakfast in America

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15th Mar 2015

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Post Tenebras Lux

Abstract Mexican art house pic. Intense and engaging, if not entirely successful.


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15th Mar 2015

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22 Jump Street

LOL-filled second helping, far short of the action-comedies of the 80s.


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15th Mar 2015

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Metro Manila

Depressing slice of life on the breadline in Manila. Slow to start but stylish and well crafted.


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15th Mar 2015

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Fish tacos

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14th Mar 2015

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Fredo Corleone's final resting place.

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14th Mar 2015

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14th Mar 2015

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Shaun the Sheep the Movie

Typically witty masterclass in stop motion from @aardman. Dialogue free!


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8th Mar 2015

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Supporting Characters

Old school indie, with a mumblecore edge. Solid concept and script, blandly executed.


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7th Mar 2015

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Pocahontas

Thin, underdeveloped Disney pic with uninspiring animation.


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7th Mar 2015

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Brave

Well intentioned, but ultimately convoluted feminist Disney tale.


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7th Mar 2015

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Musical neighbours.

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4th Mar 2015

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Big beers and sausages.

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28th Feb 2015

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Pizza time.

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28th Feb 2015

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Rav stag warm up drinks.

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27th Feb 2015

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A Big Barrel

If you like surfing, you'll love this.

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Birdman

Bravura Oscar winner. Stunningly shot, but you can guess the shortcomings of this 'single take' showpiece.


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23rd Feb 2015

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Stylish, slightly left field 90s effort from Disney.


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21st Feb 2015

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Trailer Park: Mad Men Season 7

70s Pete is even sleazier-looking than 60s Pete...

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You ain't seen me, right.

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17th Feb 2015

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Last Night

Inventive 90s Canadian indie about the end of the world. Filled with early appearances.


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15th Feb 2015

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Shuffling from 5* driving jams when this @ionisation classic popped up between GBV and Dinosaur Jr.

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15th Feb 2015

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Slumming it.

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13th Feb 2015

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Tax deductible light lunch.

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12th Feb 2015

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The Fatherland.

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11th Feb 2015

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It's Baltic up here.

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11th Feb 2015

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Unfortunately, Stinky's peepshow is closed.

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10th Feb 2015

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Korengal

Worthwhile, but slightly less focussed follow up to the excellent Afghanistan doc 'Restrepo'.


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7th Feb 2015

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Open Windows

Convoluted found footageish thriller. Channeling Rear Window, but too smartass, shapeless and pointless.


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7th Feb 2015

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