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  • Zardoz

    Zardoz 1974

    ★★★ Watched 28 Nov, 2015 2

    The kindest description of Zardoz would be a 'curiosity', whereas perhaps the most accurate adverb would be an 'indulgence'. After scoring a mega hit with the classic drama Deliverance, John Boorman pretty much had carte blanche to go off and make whatever he wanted, and boy did he live up to that brief! Zardoz is extremely strange even for the oddball excesses of an age which often didn't quite understand what the future would become, though this isn't entirely to…

  • Masters of the Universe

    Masters of the Universe 1987

    ★★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2015

    If you grew up in the 1980's, chances are you owned a He-Man figure and would routinely shout 'IIII HAVE THE POWERRRRR!!'. It made a world of sense to bring the character to the big screen and Masters of the Universe happened in an era where the greatest heroes in comic book or cartoon fiction were being adapted on the cheap. Cannon Films, in the same year, gave us the execrable fourth Superman movie, and arguably that's better remembered than…

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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…