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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2016 4

    It would have been easy for Fantastic Beasts to be overshadowed by its predecessor, it is a big shadow afterall, but J.K. Rowling has put in great efforts to remove this story as much as possible from the Harry Potter series while still toeing the line and keeping it a tangible part of this wizarding world she has created. As a result, this film manages to both be warmly familiar and feel like a fresh and unexplored corner of this…

  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2016

    Smart, emotionally weighty Sci-Fi that is beautifully shot and expertly handled.

    Damn it Villeneuve, sign me up for more!

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2014 4

    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…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014 4

    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…