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Enemy (2013)

Some films let it all hang out on first viewing; others play coy demanding you get to know them a little better first. Enemy, the other half of a collaboration between Canadian director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal that…

Prisoners (2013)

Muddled procedural derailed by an unhinged vigilante Set in a suburban, perpetually rainy part of Pennsylvania (though shot in Georgia), Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners focuses on the tragedy of two little girls, one white, the other…

End Of Watch (2012)

I'd heard a lot of good things about End Of Watch before I finally got a chance to watch it for myself so I hoped that it would be a film that I enjoyed. It was. I may not have loved it as much as some people did, but I liked how the film…

End of Watch (2012)

End of Watch is a forgettable title for a film which tries tremendously hard to be something more than it is: namely, a one-dimensional cop-buddy movie. Director David Ayer throws all sorts of modern lo-fi tricks at the screen to hustle up…

Love And Other Drugs (2010)

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway star in this romantic comedy drama directed by Edward Zwick that plays out like a 21st century riff on Love Story. Gyllenhaal is Jamie Randall, the cocky sales rep (for a pharmaceutical company named…

Donnie Darko (2001)

As it features Echo & The Bunnymen's single The Killing Moon within its first five minutes, and Joy Division's epochal Love Will Tear Us Apart within its last ten, Donnie Darko is the sort of film I have a natural weakness for. It plays…

Source Code (2011)

After the surprise success of his meditative sci-fi winner Moon two years ago, it was tough to deduce where Duncan Jones would next apply his directorial skills. With his follow-up Source Code , Jones has opted to stay true to his original…

Source Code (2011)

I really enjoyed Duncan Jones’ feature debut, the low budget, high concept sci-fi Moon. Perhaps a little too much, as I raved about it so much that I think some of my friends suspected me and Mr Jones had a thing going on (sorry). So when…