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  • Macbeth

    Macbeth 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Oct, 2015 2

    We all know the story. It's not just one of William Shakespeare's best known tales but a great amount of literature owes a debt to Macbeth, or 'the Scottish Play' as it's known in superstitious theatrical circles. We've had dozens of film and TV versions over the last century too so what new does Justin Kurzel bring to the mix in his first major picture? As it turns out a striking visual palette and constant overhanging sense of stark, cold,…

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2015

    The next natural step for man is undoubtedly Mars. When it becomes cost efficient to send astronauts to the red planet, rather than just probes, it'll arguably be one of the most important moments in human history. The Martian, adapted from former NASA employee Andy Weir's best selling novel, posits the idea off the back of that historic mission - what if one man got left behind, a Robinson Crusoe of the age, and was forced to survive alone? It's…

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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…