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The Transformers - The Movie
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A pretty bizarre film this one. I could barely remember it from original viewing but my 4 year old son is currently Autobot obsessed so I dug this one out from eBay. It's really 80's, lots pf power ballads and LOTS of action, I mean really there is no plot. The voice cast also is bafflingly strong for what is in effect a long advert for toys. My son did love it though and he though Blur was hilarious and was intensely worried when Prime dies half way through. Sure it will get a repeat viewing!

High-Rise
High-Rise (2016)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I loved 'Kill List', I found 'A Field in England' at times mesmerising...well I'm sorry but this is atrocious. It manages to pretty much get everything wrong. There's no humour, no story of any merit...it's literally twaddle. I recently listened to a Radio 4 Documentary about High Rise living and that had more gravitas and interest in the opening 5mins than this tosh had for it's entire duration. Avoid at all costs.

The Hunt (Jagten)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A really powerful film which I was completely spellbound by at times. It's such a believable premise and is carried by such perfect performances by the entire cast that you cannot help but be drawn in. This isn't a film of huge bombast, this is a film of stand offs at the supermarket, betrayals by friends and how dark people can become, in particular when they feel they're on the side of right. Easily will be one of my films of the year, a must see.

The Myth Of The American Sleepover
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

After being hugely impressed with Mitchell's 'It Follows' I thought I'd search this out his earlier effort. There's nothing bad about it per se but it's very inconsequential. The film so desperately wants to be like 'Dazed and Confused' but it's nowhere near the league of that classic of the genre. Instead we follow the teenagers around fairly listlessly as they get involved in mostly unbelievable setups.

Enduring Love
Enduring Love (2004)
6 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The novel had it's issues but this is a bit of a mess to be honest. It all starts quite well with the excellently realised Baloon incident from the book being pretty well translated here (if a little brief). From thee it really struggles though, the central love relationship is never particularly well conveyed. Ifans stalker just doesn't make sense, he's not a fully fleshed out character so as a result just seems a bit pointless. Hopefully 'On Chesil Beach' slated for release later this year will do a better job like 'Atonement' managed.