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  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2016

    It's all in the name. Creed means more than just a family title, a lost legacy of sporting honour, it's also about the life a man chooses to lead. Ryan Coogler's new age reboot of the 'Rocky-verse' acts as a timely reminder of the themes that ran through Sylvester Stallone's long dormant franchise, while equally providing a brand new canvas on which to paint a different kind of character study. Adonis Johnson is young, hungry, brooding, a fighter who both…

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction 1994

    ★★★★½ Watched 09 Jan, 2016

    If Quentin Tarantino set his stall out as a vivid, dangerous post-modern auteur with his first picture, Pulp Fiction is the movie that not only cemented him as the most influential director of his generation, but equally will most likely be the piece of cinema that will define him. Six films and over two decades on, most people agree Pulp Fiction is his best work, revered by legions of fans and critics alike. For me, Tarantino's direction and skill have…

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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…