Pirates - not Aardmen's best film but still enjoyable with a few laugh out loud moments. Definitely benefit from repeat viewing as the details are easily missed and playing guess the voice over is always fun. 59%
Goodbye First Love - musing on the power of first love. Story is fairly simple girl meets boy. Falls in love and everything is perfect until boy decides to go travelling for a year. Girl is devastated. They write to each other for a while. As time goes on girl eventually starts to move on meets someone else then boy comes back.
It's a nice gentle film but never quite plumbs the emotional depth the subject matter demands. It has it's moments but just wasn't quite satisfying enough. 55%
Free Men - great second world war film told from a different perspective, that of a Muslim living in German occupied Paris who after getting caught selling black market goods is persuaded to spy on the local mosque, suspected of harbouring Jews.
Loyalties and duty are tested but it lacks the wrought emotional and moral dilemmas and sense of danger of films like The Counterfeiters. Otherwise an interesting film. 60%