|The Pledge (2001)|
A dark film which I think I enjoyed a lot more than my wife. Nicholson is the obsessed former policeman who won't let it go. I'm currently reading the book of the same name from Friedrich Durrenmatt. Originally published in the 50s with a Swiss setting.
|100 Bloody Acres (2012)|
Not a film I had heard of before. It was airing on terrestrial TV and I took a punt and recorded. A wise decision. It was gross and bloody hilarious. Probably not one for a Sunday afternoon when your Nan is around for some tea. Worth a viewing if you come across it and you have a taste for something a little bit close to the bone.
|Our Children (2012)|
A Belgian-French psychological drama apparently based on a true story. Incredibly sad and heart-breaking. Not one to be discussed flippantly - unchecked post-natal depression with horrific consequences. Not an easy watch.
|Dead Man Down (2013)|
Colin Farrell has come a long way since he cut his teeth as a wee lad in Ballykissangel. For a couple of years I thought he was a bit of a tool, but now I enjoy him. I don't rush to watch every film he makes when it comes out, but I'll watch them when they crop up on TV. A bit of a formulaic action-revenge-thriller but hey hoh - there's a lot worse ways of passing a few hours.