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  • Harold and Maude 1971

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Apr, 2014

    A quirky, black comedy deeply rooted in mortality that's both funny and poignant. The score by Cat Stevens is just the icing on the cake.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2014

    So, The Amazing Spider-man 2 felt like Spider-man 3.

    With some great action scenes and wonderful chemistry between Peter and Gwen aside, ASM2 is a bloated, tonal mess of a sequel. Yes, Garfield's Spidey nails the character. The humour is on point and oft hilarious. Unfortunately, too many throwaway moments that felt wasted or underdeveloped hinder the film from being "Amazing" It seemed as though the producers were more interested in setting up a franchise and forgot to make the film.

    As a big fan of the character, I'm disappointed by the follow up, but undoubtably watch it again in the future.

  • Violent Saturday 1955

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    Richard Fleischer, son of Betty Boop creator, Max Fleischer had an interesting if somewhat indifferent career in Hollywood that he was destined for. His artistic vision often compromised by the studio system in order to churn out project after project, guaranteeing revenue.

    In Violent Saturday, the director delivers a tragic and powerful film set in the small town Bisbee, Arizona, (Bradenville in the film) where the locals become entangled with a group of crooks attempting to pull off a heist…

  • The Running Man 1987

    ★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2014

    If only Big Brother was like this it's be worth watching.

  • Enough Said 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2014 2

    A fairly ordinary premise made extraodinary by Dreyfus and Gandolfini. An Honest and distinguishable drama that not only makes you laugh with the characters when they're laughing but makes you hurt all the same.

  • Breaking the Waves 1996

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Apr, 2014

    A profoundly intimate film of faith, love and tragedy. Emily Watson is stupefying as the 'good girl misunderstood' who is trying to please her ill husbands wishes and staying faithful to god.

    Lars von Trier isn't one of my favourite film makers, I find most of his work repugnant and un-accessible, yet in Breaking the Waves, he has delivered his most important and mature film I have seen of his.

    Not an enjoyable film, but an important and thought provoking one.

  • Nebraska 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2014

    Meticulous in its simplicity and emotionally frail in its approach, Nebraska is Alexander Payne's masterpiece.

  • Calvary 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    A genuinely thought provoking film. One that will have you asking your own questions of faith and humanity. Inspiring and tragic, McDonaugh delivers a masterful film, tapping in on a territory that has been littered throughout the media regarding the Catholic Church, but he does it with a gentile approach and some trepidation. Never making Gleeson's man of the cloth seem infallible or perfect, he gives him a backstory that of a man who has made mistakes but also tragedy…

  • The Double 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    The Double is a dark, brooding picture that manages to ask more questions than it answers. Allusive to a point, and make of it what you will, there's a lot of identity to Ayoade's sophomore release than what is on the surface.

    Borrowing from Terry Gilliam's Brazil, The Double is creepily dystopian in its setting - of which a time or place is never given- and ambitious in its attempt to shine a light on the way people treat people…

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    "Never has carnage and destruction looked so majestic".

    Print that on your DVD covers, just spell my name right.

  • Consider All Risks 1960

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    With the über cool Belmondo hot off the success of À bout de Soufflé, he pairs with Lino Ventura in this masterful French crime drama, that is not only entertaining, but also an interesting look at the character Abel (played by Ventura) as he must juggle being a father and escaping his fate as a wanted criminal in Italy.

    One of the most important French films I have ever seen. One, that now released on Blu-ray from BFI, will become more accessible to a wider audience.

  • Sexy Beast 2000

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Apr, 2014

    "No! No no no no no no no no! No! No no no no no no no no no! No! Not this fucking time! No fucking way, no fucking way, no fucking way! No fucking way, you made me look a right cunt!"

    Kingsley is hilariously terrifying. See above quote for proof.