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  • The Roundup

    The Roundup

    ★★★

    Zippy and trippy.

  • Bonsai

    Bonsai

    ★★★½

    Cristián Jiménez likes quirkiness and his enthusiasm for it, evidenced in his first film Optical Illusions and again here, goes a good way to convincing you to take the ride. More at Eye For Film

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  • The Tale

    The Tale

    ★★★★★

    With all due respect to the enjoyable enough Miseducation of Cameron Post, this is what should have won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. A searing interrogation of memory and the way that it can protect an abuser, Fox leads us into the maze of her own experience, showing how its walls shift even as she tries to work through her feelings both at the time of the assault and in reflection since. Full review at Eye For Film

  • Act of Valor

    Act of Valor

    ★½

    Navy SEALs tortured by appalling script, get their own back by beating the remaining life out of it. Action scenes are pretty good but you could say that about a computer game. As noted by others, it plays out like a feature-length recruitment ad... as shot by the Hallmark Channel. Full review www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/reviews.php?film_id=21804