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  • Jupiter Ascending 2015

    Watched 20 Feb, 2015

    oh dear. I so wanted to like it. But it just wasn't possible. Technically very interesting, that's the nest I can do.

  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★½ Watched 05 Feb, 2015

    So many great things in this film, and yet I almost fell asleep, wasn't sure what was going on, and after a while felt like it was just washing over me. Enjoyable but perhaps destined for greatness at home with a bottle of wine or 4

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  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Jan, 2015

    Subtle, even and carefully paced. Foxcatcher is lifted into the realms of great films by what it doesn't choose to do, rather than what it does. The plot and pacing shows fantastic restraint to let the actors carefully and honestly play out each character's arc to what becomes a startling conclusion after such measured pacing.

    Each of the 3 main actors nail their performances and Carell is only let down by the obviousness of his prosthesis. He's terrific, as is…

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2015

    Just amazing. Brilliantly seamless camerawork from Chivo and his camera operators and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the actors get to act at each other through entire scenes with no cuts. Like a truly camerafied piece of theatre.

    I thought it got a little wayward in tone and direction near to the end but still totally enjoyed the ride.

    Oscar fodder for sure.