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  • Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2015

    In a period where gun violence and racial tension in the United States appears to be at fever pitch, Bowling for Columbine disturbingly feels more relevant than ever, and only seems to become increasingly relevant as time passes, which speaks to the unfortunate durability of Michael Moore's infamous documentary. After his first examination of modern Americana in Roger & Me shone a light at the destruction of his home town Flint, Michigan, thanks to big corporate business, his second main feature…

  • Hitman: Agent 47

    Hitman: Agent 47 2015

    ★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2015

    Remember the first Hitman film almost a decade ago with Timothy Olyphant as the shaved pate assassin? No? You're not the only one. It went down as yet another unremarkable adaptation of a video game, in this case IO Interactive's hugely successful series about a shadowy modern guild of assassins called the Syndicate, and their agent 47 as he undertakes complex, stealthy killings in exceedingly glamorous global locations. Given the games still make money, indeed a new one isn't far…

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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…