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  • The Congress

    The Congress 2013

    ★★½ Added

    So, I may have just gushed to Max Richter about how much his music means to me while he autographed my copy of The Congress soundtrack. #fanboy #dignified

    The score and performances are the main (and possibly only) reasons to watch Ari Folman's disappointing follow-up to Waltz With Bashir. A plethora of great ideas (both Lem's and Folman's) get swamped by a tsunami of Bakshi-aping technicolor. Colourful, but confused.

    *sets iPod to 'repeat'*

  • Room

    Room 2015

    ★★★ Added

    The more time passes, the less of this film I remember. Put it down to Abrahamson's direction; memorable in the moment, but leaves no lasting impression whatsoever. This film's success is purely down to Larson and Tremblay's terrific performances.

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    Watched 13 Jun, 2015

    Say what one might about the characters in the original Jurassic Park, but one thing they weren't was stupid. Jurassic World, on the other hand...

    It doesn't so much milk the nostalgic teat as kill the nostalgic cow, peel off the nostalgic cow hide and parade around in it, bellowing "Look how much I look like the original film, but with a difference!" and then winks.

    Its CGI is retrograde, as are its gender politics. One reason you shouldn't mistake…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    Man's reach exceeds his grasp. So does Nolan's.

    Full review: www.scannain.com/movie/interstellar