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  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2015

    Biopics are an interesting beast. Depending ultimately on who is making them they can be an eye-opening, potentially shocking and emotionally resonate character study that holds no punches and tells the story as it is, or was. On the other side of the biopic coin, however, you have a glorified version of reality where punches are pulled and important character details are set to the wayside in an attempt to show the real people portrayed in the film in the…

  • We Are Your Friends

    We Are Your Friends 2015

    ★★ Watched 24 Aug, 2015 3

    Judging by the very premise and title of the film, one might assume that this is a movie about friendship. Old friendships that could potentially hold you back, the new friendships that could broaden your horizons, those older friends being genuine and those newer friends that may turn out to be superficial users. While this is true in part, We Are Your Friends decides to drop this easily accessible source of conflict for an even lower hanging fruit; the unrequited…

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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…