Reviews

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      Sound of My Voice (6/10)


        Maggie has travelled from the year 2054 back to today, and is emerging as a cult leader with a handful of followers. The viewer follows a couple, Peter and Lorna, who infiltrate the cult in the name of investigative journalism.


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      Edge of Tomorrow (7/10)


        The idea of a time loop, whereby someone is doomed to repeat an identical day of events time and time again, is not an original one. Perhaps most famously used in “Groundhog Day” (1993) it was first used in the film La Jetee (1962) and arguably in “Turn Back the Clock” (1933). In “Edge of Tomorrow” central Europe as been invaded by aliens and there is an all out war going on against them which has not been going well.


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      Ink (8/10)


        The story is set in a world of a daily and eternal battle between two sets of creatures of the night – the Storytellers and the Incubi. The Storytellers bring people beautiful and happy dreams, whilst the Incubi bring fear and nightmares…


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      In Order of Disappearance (7/10)


        Stellan Skarsgård plays snowplow driver Nils, who one day finds out his son has died – seemingly of a drug overdose. But Nils knows his son does not do drugs, yet the local police consider the case closed. A tale of revenge follows…


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      Copenhagen (7/10)


        Game of Thrones’ Gethin Anthony plays the highly face-punchable William, an immature and selfish American travelling around Europe with his best friend Jeremy. Copenhagen isn’t on the itinerary by accident: William’s father, whom he feels some deeply unresolved emotions for, was born here.


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      Solaris (7/10)


        Comparing this 1972 Russian classic to modern cinema, it is not an easy watch in that it is extremely slow… but stick with it, as that snail’s pace is an important part of the experience. It allows you to reflect on what is going on, because frankly – it doesn’t seem to make much sense for the first hour and a half or so.


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      Event Horizon (3/10)


        This 1997 space horror film’s premise is that an spaceship (called “Event Horizon”) with a revolutionary new “gravity drive” disappears on its first mission, only to mysteriously return seven years later near Neptune. A rescue/recovery mission is launched, and the film follows the fortunes of the crew of this ship as they explore the vast and seemingly empty ship.


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      45 Years (8/10)


        Andrew Haigh’s low-budget film follows a week in the life of an elderly married couple Kate and Geoff (played by Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay), who are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. They live a quiet life in rural Norfolk, with no children in their life but an Alsatian called Max and a few old friends.


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      Blue Ruin (7/10)


        Dwight is a homeless man who lives out of the back of his car and survives on whatever he can find in the trash – he lost his purpose ever since his parents were killed when he was a child. When he finds out the killer is to be released on parole, he immediately decides to take action…


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      Mad Max: Fury Road (5/10)


        Right from the opening sequence all the way through, this is an amazing visual and aural feast. The cinematography is beautful – every scene and every shot is a sight to behold. The car chases through the (Namibian) desert are insanely spectacular. And the soundstage is all-enveloping. All the things I like in an action movie.


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