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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2014 16

    "I spent my whole life here right here in Candyland, surrounded by black faces. And seeing them every day, day in day out, I only had one question. Why don't they kill us?" - Monsieur Calvin J. Candie

    While it might not be Quentin Tarantino's true masterpiece, Django Unchained provides some of Tarantino's greatest works. While Inglorious Basterds was an intimidating ensemble where there were no true lead characters, Django provides five key players that all have their moment to…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 May, 2013 36

    DISCLAIMER: This review must be read in the voice of Monsieur Calvin J. Candie. It must be read in no other way. It will not work otherwise. Try to match his panache in his speech. And then you will get the full effect.

    I am a seasoned movie-watcher, and I can confirm that there is a level above bright, above talented, above loyal that a movie can aspire to. Say, one movie that just pops up in 10,000. The 'exceptional…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Apr, 2013 12

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2013 48

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 29

    Just changed my name from Driver to Driver King Schultz. To avoid confusion and all that jazz.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    Quentin and Christoph have done it again! Here's hoping that they'll trump the Oscars too!

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 28

    WOAH...guys, I've just noticed something...

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2013 67

    You know how I only normally do one quote at the beginning of my reviews? Well, just to emphasise the genius of the dialogue, here’s four of the best lines from the four leads:
    “Jesus Christ, Stephen, what is the point of having a n***er that speak German, if ya can’t wheel ‘em out when you have a German guest?!” – Calvin Candie
    “Django! You uppity son of a-” - Stephen
    “Our mutual friend has a flair for the dramatic.”

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 24

    WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH...WOW.

    OK, calm down. I need to think this over. Review tomorrow.

    WOW.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    Added 52

    Trailer number 3 (or 2, if you miss out the international trailer). Multiple geekasms all round...

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Mar, 2014

    "Half of North America just lost their Facebook." - Matt Kowalski

    If you're looking at Gravity from a story-centric perspective, you might be doing it wrong. Gravity has no illusions about being a naturalistic character-piece, oh no. Instead, it's a stripped-back-to-basics survival tale; the script is a blank canvas upon which to paint a beautiful picture. And this is where Cuarón's true intention comes in: to make a piece of landmark cinema, that excels technically in every area.

    For this,…

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Nov, 2013 14

    "Can't beat the view." - Matt Kowalski

    You really can't. Gravity happens to be a film that is so all-encompassing, so technically accomplished and so incredibly well-judged that it's hard not to be completely taken away with it. From the staggering contrast of the blaringly-tense title card to the serene opening shot that does everything to immerse you in the world of the space between Earth’s atmosphere and the great beyond, this is a film that doesn't pull any punches…