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  • Forsaken

    Forsaken 2015

    ★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2016

    Not just a throwback to the Western of old, Forsaken is a film born of historical connections. Directed by Jon Cassar, who worked with Kiefer Sutherland on the series that made him iconic, 24, and starring Kiefer alongside his legendary father Donald Sutherland, something they’ve only briefly done before – sharing screen time in the little known Max Dugan Returns in the early 80’s and appearing not together in Joel Schumacher’s A Time to Kill in 1996. For them, the…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2016 3

    Rarely has there been such an advance furore surrounding a movie as we’ve seen around the reboot of Ghostbusters. It was always going to be a contentious move. Two of the most beloved movies of the 1980’s (well, one at least!), synonymous blockbusters that help define that decade, which fans had long hoped may continue with a forever gestating third movie featuring original stars Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis & Sigourney Weaver. Nobody quite expected Hollywood to push…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Mar, 2014 12

    For many years, Wes Anderson has been celebrated as an offbeat American auteur, with a narrative and visual style all his own - a colourful, melancholic whimsy riven with a biting, black comedic undercurrent. At times it's worked well, others it misses the mark, but with The Grand Budapest Hotel he has created something truly wonderful. Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, Anderson's film is light, fun, thoughtful, cheeky, rude, farcical and emotional all in one rip roaring stew,…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2012 6

    Up until now, I never truly understood all the fuss about Joss Whedon. I never related to Buffy, never got into Firefly or Dollhouse, and while I enjoyed Serenity I didn't worship it like some. But at long last, Whedon has delivered a piece of work that blew me away, one I truly believe will swiftly enter the pantheon of classic action-adventure movies. The Avengers is not only far and away the best of Marvel's (mostly impressive) movie staple, it's…