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  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    Klaus Kinski's Aguirre, is a mean, merciless Machiavellian bastard who's descent into madness in the Amazon jungle during the 16th century is similar to that of Brando's Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.

    Werner Herzog's picture was plagued with problems from the start, but somehow this doesn't reflect on the final product. The performance of Kinski steers the film through it's perilous twists and turns, keeping the viewing transfixed on what he might do next. With a glorious overhead shot of…

  • Wish I Was Here 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    The film may play to the clichés and it certainly punctuates the man adrift in life story, however, Braff has delivered a film in which comedy and tragedy are a blurred line, and our protagonist finds what he was looking for right under his nose; his family.

    It was nice to see Zach Braff not doing the comedy thing for once and concentrating on more of a serious structured picture. Kate Hudson manages to put in a fine turn with…

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  • Jaws 1975

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jul, 2013 1

    No review needed. If you haven't seen Jaws, you're dead to me.

  • Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jan, 2015 4

    We fear what we don't understand, and the more we don't understand, the less we ask questions.

    Alex Garland's directorial debut has the above statement running through it's veins. Caleb, a bright and prodigious young computer software coder, wins a competition to spend a week in the company of Nathan, the CEO of large technological corporation - who's idiosyncrasies aren't too far removed from those of Tony Stark's - who has been playing deus ex machina in his spare time.…