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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…

  • Made of Honor 2008

    ★★ Watched 01 Feb, 2015

    I only watched this to see a younger performance from the beautiful Michelle Monaghan, but even still this was a fairly uneventful, unromantic rom-com.

  • The Best of Me 2014

    ★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    I'm all for a Nicholas Sparks' adaptation. Some are powerful love stories, others are plain ridiculous. This, unfortunately, is the latter. I loved the performances, with the younger and older actors playing the leads giving equally excellent performances with great chemistries. But their love story is poor. It could have been something big but instead it doesn't go anywhere, it feels rushed, it becomes depressing instead of heart-warming, and in the end becomes completely un-engaging. And are we supposed to think nothing of the affair that was going on that was never questioned? That's not cool, Sparks.

  • Tower Heist 2011

    ★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    When decent actors aren't getting any better offers, this is what happens.

  • The Manxman 1929

    ★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    All the men in this silent film wore too much make-up, it really irritated me.

    Everything else was quite forgettable, I have to say.

  • The Farmer's Wife 1928

    ★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    Probably one of the better stories from Hitchock's earlier films, but the piano music annoys me so much!

  • Deep Blue Sea 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 24 Jan, 2015

    Yes I am giving this film 4 stars! Deep Blue Sea is absolutely brilliant. The effects are awful, the accents are awful, but it's not 'so bad it's good', it's just bloody good! I could watch this every day of the week and not get bored of it.

  • Armageddon 1998

    ★★★½ Rewatched 15 Jan, 2015

    Yes there are many 90s action/sci-fi's like this, but it's among the best of them, right? I love it even if the rest of Letterboxd feels that it's been and done. There's a great cast, and it will make me cry on every watch.

  • The Babadook 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    For a horror film about a monster under the bed, The Babadook is a surprisingly original horror film. The suspense is in all the right places, creating a chilling atmosphere through creepy scares but also through the unsettling psychological human struggles that are explored.

    The performances are really great – although I did find the young boy really annoying – but the focus on the mother-son relationship is what made the story work.

    I was really impressed, that is, until…

  • Magic in the Moonlight 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Jan, 2015

    The 1920s, France: it's the perfect setting for a Woody Allen film. Though I didn't think it really felt like one of his, and that's because his characters were too likeable. They didn't have an edge to them as they normally do. But I enjoyed the story and romance all the same.

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997

    ★★★½ Rewatched 13 Jan, 2015

    No follow up was ever going to be on the same level as its predecessor, but I still think that The Lost World is a lot of fun. It may not be as jaw-dropping as the first film, because we're all expecting (dinosaurs this time around!) but it has the same great action, comedy, and tense scenes.