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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★ Added

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


    Let's be honest, we all watch these films in the knowledge our heroes will survive as they have already-announced sequels to star in. But when they're really good (as essentially every Marvel since Avengers 1 has been) you spend the running time thinking "how the ruddy heck are they going to get out of this?" Age of Ultron is the first time where I did not have that feeling at…

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    Keanu Reeves, lots of guns and Marilyn Manson on the soundtrack.

    But this is an entirely different beast to The Matrix. Like a graphic novel (or, to my mind, the Max Payne games) come to life. It's the little moments, such as Lance Reddick's hotel concierge and David Patrick Kelly's "cleaner", in between all the people getting shot in the head (spoiler: a LOT of people get shot in the head in this) that really make John Wick stand out from the current wave of action films. Bring on John Wick 2.

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  • 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.

  • Killer Elite

    Killer Elite 2011

    ★★ Added 1

    Possibly some of the clunkiest dialogue ever written, performed in some of the most astonishingly bad accents ever committed to film - and a huge huge waste of the potential of its cast. This gets 1 and a half stars for a couple of good action scenes and half a star for introducing me to the phrase "mfwic"