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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 20 May, 2016

    Contains one of the best cinematic depictions of Yoo-hoo.

  • Child 44

    Child 44 2015

    ★★½ Watched 08 May, 2016

    An ambitious misfire which attempts to blend a cynical cold war John le Carré thriller with a pulpy Thomas Harris serial killer hunt. It's obvious why the original novel seemed ripe for the big screen but even at 140 minutes, this adaptation feels heavily truncated and unfinished.

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  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011

    Watched 15 Nov, 2012 4

    INT. UNMARKED CAR -- NIGHT

    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.

    RICK
    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.