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  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Feb, 2016

    Deadpool was starting to worry me for a while there. With its incessant viral campaign including Super Bowl teasers and Testicular Cancer Awareness ads, everything had just started to lean a little too much towards the juvenile side of humour. I was starting to worry that Tim Miller’s Deadpool was simply going to be a crass, overly-violent, paint-by-numbers origin story full of stupid dick and ball jokes. Guess what? I was completely and utterly right. But, now that I’ve seen…

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Jan, 2016

    It seems to be occurring less and less these days where I will see a movie where I think, “Yes, this is a story that definitely deserves to be told.” Needless to say, it’s even rarer when such a story is actually done justice. The Danish Girl comes to mind recently as a story that deserved to be told, but was definitely done an injustice through execution. As a result, it came as an utter delight when Oscar contender Spotlight…

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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014 3

    Matthew Vaughn has gone on record recently stating that audiences are sick of the ‘grim’ and ‘dark’ Christopher Nolan style comic book films. You only need to look at this man’s record to see that he definitely practices what he preaches. Boasting a filmography including Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class it’s very clear that Vaughn tends towards the bright, colourful and fun side of the comic book spectrum. In his latest work, Vaughn has developed another comic book property…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2014 1

    This is one of the most intense and enthralling character pieces I have seen on film. The film has it's flaws, that's to be sure. Some have argued that the score is a let down and I personally feel that the side-characters, in particular Riz Ahmed's Rick, were a little under-drawn. The love and attention of this film is clearly and definitely focused on the character of Louis Bloom, portrayed through a phenomenal performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Louis Bloom is…