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  • Blackhat 2015

    ★★½ Watched 15 Feb, 2015 2

    If it hasn’t been nominated for an award, films released in during the early months of January and February can often get over-looked. Without some kind of nomination slapped on to the poster we’re unlikely to even give it a second thought. This is probably the reason why many films are given this release date in the first place; get it out of the way early, and maybe critics won’t catch on to what a flop it was.

    It’s sad…

  • Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Jan, 2015 6

    From the writer of hugely impressive 28 Days Later and Sunshine, there’s a lot to be excited about when a writer of such talent is about to make his directorial debut. And that’s why many of us couldn’t wait for Ex Machina. Garland has been the source of some of the best films in their genre; the huge scale of space sci-fi Sunshine and the intense zombie apocalypse 28 Days Later were enough to promise that another brilliant sci-fi was…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★½ Watched 21 Feb, 2013 128

    I had a disclaimer here but everybody went off telling me how wrong I was anyway, so scrap that, you'll just have to deal with it.

    First of all, I like Kubrick's films, love some of them in fact, but I can't even pretend to like this one. It was heavy breathing and scenes of nothing (pretty nothing, but nothing nonetheless) against epic music, or sometimes even just a creepy choir, for 140 minutes straight. I very nearly fell asleep…

  • Sucker Punch 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2013 51

    I was told beforehand that this was a love it or hate it film, and that there was no in between. Well I don't agree with any of the negative reviews, so it turns out that I'm one of the few that love it.

    Firstly, I don't know why everybody is going on about the huge emphasis on rape for. There is a focus, yes, but nothing is ever shown, if it even happens at all, as it is all…