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  • The Watch 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    3.5 as a film. 4 as a comedy. So many negative reviews here! This is human dramedy at its best - 3 real characters, exaggerated, but identifiably human. Then there's the unmissable Dr Manhattan. The Ben Stiller canon has established itself as hit and miss cringe-fest but this is fresher than most award winning tv dramas. Guys being guys but with actual tears when negotiating their friendships. Dick jokes mingling with the harsh realities of infertility. Salty dialogue, good writers…

  • The Tree of Life 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    A sequel to 2001?
    Any film that follows a woman asking the sky "why" then follows with a 20 minute documentary on the origins of the planet through to evolution of higher species then cuts back to affluent humans living out their tragedian and asymmetric utopias is a cut above the rest. Perhaps overly ambitious but masterfully executed, addresses religiosity, inequality and underlying Machiavellian mandates and explores human characters with subtlety and sensitivity. Closeups, shaky-cam and a meandering soundtrack might…

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  • The Rum Diary 2011

    ★★★ Added

    Not a bad film detailing the making of Hunter S Thompson as we know him but not great, either. Depp expectedly gives the best performance with his usual facial twitches, but looks more like an Abercrombie and Fitch model than the hangover zombie he should resemble. Kudos to a 47 year old passing for a 22 yo. Every other character is boring, even Eckhart's. Ribisi's closet nazi 400% proof rum drinker as a future ghost of an exaggerated HST is…