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  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys 2015

    ★★ Watched 29 Jun, 2015

    Don’t be surprised if you get a strong sense of déjà vu while watching the first 20-30 minutes of Terminator Genisys. It’s completely warranted considering it is an almost identical remake of the first film. It really puts in its paces linking these films together, retelling the original backstory for today’s audience while paying off on everyone else’s nostalgia. The greatest feat of this sequence is the near-seamless reconstruction of young-Arnie’s Terminator. It helped that the scenes played out nearly…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2015

    An absolutely stunning and emotionally resonant little film that serves to teach/remind us about the ever important feeling of catharsis that comes from having a good cry.

    Don't worry Bing Bong, I won't forget you.

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  • 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…

  • 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…