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  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys 2015

    ★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2015 4

    There is no fate but the filmmakers make. That should be the new motto for the Terminator franchise, which since T2 way back in 1991 delivered what effectively would have been a perfectly bittersweet conclusion to the concept, has been hacked away at to the point of almost complete dilution aka Terminator Genisys. The unfairly maligned T3 attempted its own sense of finality until Salvation came along and put what seemed like a nail in the cinematic coffin, as leaden…

  • The One I Love

    The One I Love 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    As someone who until recently had been in and out of relationships the past few years, it's hard not to look upon The One I Love with genuine interest at the romantic science behind it. Charlie Macdowell's debut picture, with the backing of the Duplass brothers on producing duties (plus Mark Duplass before the camera), is a compact, well constructed curio that on first blush appears to be about the imperfection of a standard relationship, between Duplass' Ethan and Elizabeth…

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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…