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  • Attack on Titan

    Attack on Titan 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2015 1

    Well rounded female characters, exceptional art style drawing from a number of unlikely sources. What more could you want?

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2014

    A cinematic spectacular that's as flawed as it is brilliant. Overall though I admire it's ambition and the way it makes relativity and quantum mechanics dramatic, emotional and accessible. If only more directors credited their audiences with more intelligence...

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ½ Watched 15 Dec, 2014

    Competently made, but APPALLING levels of misogyny.

  • Finding Vivian Maier

    Finding Vivian Maier 2014

    ★★½ Watched 15 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    An utterly fascinating story but a weakly made documentary which raises more questions than it answers.

    The film-maker's POV was disappointingly shallow in his pursuit of finding out the truth about why Maier never showed her work: they pose no theories, ask their interviewees no questions about this aspect of the mysterious Ms Maier.

    For example, is it not possible that she never showed her work as she never saw herself as an artist at all? Is it possible that…

  • 300: Rise of an Empire

    300: Rise of an Empire 2014

    Watched 06 Jun, 2014

    Boring, pompous, humourless, pointless bullshit.

  • A Field in England

    A Field in England 2013

    ★★½ Watched 09 May, 2014

    Some great performances buried deep within a pile of pretension.

    I just can't accept the five star reviews of this film that I've read on this site: just because you can't understand something doesn't mean you are culturally sophisticated or that the film is a masterpiece.

    It isn't: this film is a real hodgepodge of interesting sounds and atmospheres which are frustratingly inconsequential.

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3 2013

    Watched 09 Jun, 2013

    An embarrassment for all concerned.

  • The Condemned

    The Condemned 2013

    ★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2014

    Weak documentary with no point of view, narrative or tone of voice and an overindulgent director. All seemed very underexposed. I was frustrated with the constant moodily shot cropped details and wanted to know about what the prison was like. How could there be no atmosphere in a film shot in such a place?

  • It Is Fine. Everything Is Fine!

    It Is Fine. Everything Is Fine! 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Apr, 2014

    Benny Hill levels of misogyny undermine the admirably full-frontal attack of taboos.

  • Superbad

    Superbad 2007

    ½ Rewatched 23 Dec, 2012

    fuck this misogynist bullshit

  • The Aviator

    The Aviator 2004

    ★★½ Watched 04 Nov, 2014

    Flawless film-making, ultimately empty though.

  • Wonderland

    Wonderland 2003

    ★★ Watched 09 Apr, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    you don't even get to see his willy!