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  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Nov, 2016

    This is a tough watch which does not pull its punches. Each character is flawed; nobody is presented as a saint. The film is ambitious in the scope of the story. A whole life in two and a half hours is always going to feel a bit rushed. However, the lens of his second marriage through which it is presented is a good tool, to bring the emotion of separation and contrast of viewpoints. It made me want to know more of the real story, perhaps they could have used more news footage. A worthy watch.

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★½ Rewatched 25 Nov, 2016

    Very good fun. The set pieces are all impressive and although they may be impossible, they are immense fun to watch. This is not an original film, it is what you expect from a mission impossible film. The female lead is a very interesting character, a good edition to the franchise. Well worth a watch.

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  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2012

    Not perfect, but a lot better than I expected. The fight scenes are a bit like music videos, but this is fine, as the ideas and main characters are the drive here and not the action. It's not quite inception, but the film covers about as many themes and ideas as Snyder's watchmen, which is impressive for his first non-adaptation.

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Oct, 2016

    This is a breath of fresh air for marvel, rather like Ant man was. This is not as light and comedic as that film, but it certainly is a fun ride. The journey is not so much what the character goes through but what powers and abilities he discovers. These are not your normal superhero powers and feel fun and exciting on screen. The effects are incredible and all the cast play it with a perfect tone.

    One thing that…