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  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Nov, 2015

    "The tar-hot tires of an Aston DB10 clinging to cobblestone as it speeds recklessly through the streets of Rome. A helicopter saying 'to hell with gravity!' (not really) and flipping through the air like a discarded Topshop receipt. A series of suit-and-trouser combinations which provide both style AND the freedom of movement required by a British Intelligence Agent in the field. These are only some of the astounding sights you'll see in Spectre, the latest adventure for the UK's favourite spy man James Bond."

    - the opening of Alan Patridge's 5-star Spectre review

  • The Leisure Class

    The Leisure Class 2015

    ½ Watched 05 Nov, 2015

    Congratulations to Jason Mann on staying true to his idiosyncratic vision and not compromising his farce with humour, logical pacing, understandable character motivation, general plot coherence or visual quality above that of a TV movie.

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  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011

    Watched 15 Nov, 2012 4


    DETECTIVE JOHNNY LOUD [Tom Hanks] slides into the passenger seat of the unmarked car holding a tray of coffee. Retired ex-cop and temporary partner RICK CLOSE [Max Von Sydow] reaches over from the driver's seat to grab his cup of joe.

    This better not have cream in it, knucklehead.

    Johnny rolls his eyes and then looks directly into the camera as if to say "do you folks believe this old coot?" to the audience.…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2013

    Bloody, cathartic and hugely entertaining. The editing seems a little off -- Sally Menke is sadly missed -- but it's easy to look past a bit of glut when you're watching Tarantino so effortlessly conquer yet another genre.

    Took off half a star for his Australian accent but put it back upon his appropriate exit from the film.