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  • Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne 2016

    ★★ Added

    A sloppy, underwritten return for the best film series of the 00s. Neither of the two plot strands ever effectively entwine, Damon doesn't seem quite as engaged as he did before and the action is occasionally exciting but often formulaic - although there's one moment in London that felt like a betrayal of the series' entire aesthetic.

    In short, Greengrass and Damon never found a genuinely interesting way to bring the character back, which is a real shame.

  • Hardcore Henry

    Hardcore Henry 2015

    ★★ Added

    What's cool after 3 minutes is tedious after 20, and I'll confess I didn't make it to 90. Never as fun or as Crank-ishly self-aware as it needs to be.

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    Harsh, brutal, uncompromising, beautiful.

    I'm not interested in the Oscar talk for Leo (truth be told, the best performances in this are Tom Hardy and Domnhall Gleeson. Leo is definitely due one but in this he is basically just reacting to being hurled around) but Inarritu has taken the flash and technical brilliance of Birdman and added some actual substance and a proper theme to it, resulting in a much more satisfying picture.

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    As soon as it finished I had the strongest desire to speak to my mum and dad. I couldn't really relate to Mason himself (maybe that's not really the point?) but seeing his parents age and make their own continual f*ckups was close to devastating.