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  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Feb, 2016

    Not without its flaws (felt like the love interest - no, not Stallone - could easily have been replaced with a sexy lamp, for example) but the fight scenes (which, let's face it, is what we came to see) are totally, utterly gripping. Couldn't predict the outcome of any of the bouts and those opponents were terrifying. Michael B Jordan shines as the lead and Stallone is solid too. Special mention to the soundtrack.

  • The Purple Rose of Cairo

    The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Feb, 2016

    This is now officially my favourite Woody Allen film. It's adorable, it's magical, it's enchanting...but it also gets in plenty of sly digs at the film industry and everyone involved therewith. Plus the whole thing is set during the Depression.

    I loved the whole cast, but singling out the two leads, Mia Farrow is an absolute delight and Jeff Daniels(!) gets it spot on in the dual role of Baxter/Shepherd.

    I look forward to watching this a second time.
    And then a bunch more times.

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Apr, 2015

    Perfection. The only problem with this film is it reminds you of the pointlessness of Jackson making The Hobbit trilogy : P

    Special mention to New Zealand.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2014

    Much awesome visuals. Many time travel. Wow.

    (I am prepared to overlook the problems I had with the plot and the characterisation because (a) Hans Zimmer, (b) the robots and (c) that water planet was mm mm terrifying. Good job, CGI dudes and dudettes)