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  • Paterson

    Paterson 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Nov, 2016

    If awards were given for nominative determinism, this film, in which Adam Driver plays a driver called Paterson living in Paterson, would clean up.
    A brilliantly crafted, thoughtful film about essentially nothing. For me, this can mean the end result can vary wildly between enjoyable and torpid. This film remains comfortably in the former, thanks to Driver's magnetic performance and some subtly clever narrative devices that help to retain a sense of tension within the monotony of his everyday life.…

  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2016

    It's not uncommon to watch a science-fiction film that's been influenced by 2001: A Space Odyssey, but it's rare to see one that could genuinely be considered alongside it. Arrival is brave enough to forgo trailer-friendly spectacle and focus on the big ideas and emotional story at its core.
    The film knocks it out of the park (or maybe just hovers ominously slightly above it) on pretty much all fronts, with particular mention given to Jóhann Jóhannsson's stunning score, which…

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  • Warcraft

    Warcraft 2016

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jun, 2016

    A very odd beast, but if you're willing to go with it there's quite a lot to like in there. Still, the fact that someone thought it was a good idea to spend $150 million on this will never cease to amaze me.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 May, 2016

    Just as good (maybe better) on third viewing.
    Also I am now 100% convinced that Rey is a Kenobi.