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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    Having only finished the book over the weekend, the story was very fresh in my mind. The film brilliantly streamlines the narrative and irons out some of the kinks of the book while retaining everything that made the story so compelling. A few instances of scenes being distractingly overlit and overscored aside, Fincher's magic touch combined with some inspired coasting choices means that in many ways it is superior to its source material.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 May, 2014

    Be still, my geeking heart.

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  • The Shining 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Nov, 2012

    Incredible film, one of my favourites. Was great to see it on the big screen, especially since I hadn't seen the American cut before.

  • The Congress 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Feb, 2014

    What starts off as an intriguing, timely sci-fi tale quickly evolves into one of the most surreal, utterly insane films I've ever seen. It feels like the film The Matrix would have been had it been directed by Salvador Dali, or the batshit lovechild of Stanley Kubrick and Studio Ghibli.