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  • Moneyball 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Feb, 2012

    I'm a sucker for sports movies, so there were definitely points where I wanted to get up out of my seat and cheer.

    Brad Pitt with another great performance in this one and Jonah Hill with a very good performance too.

    The story is well told, the film is shot well and the music and sound creates an exciting atmosphere.

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 Jul, 2012

    Fantastic for a second time.

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jan, 2012

    Intelligent. Measured. Restrained. Amazing.

    This film is so pretty, the attention to detail is phenomenal. It creates a breath-taking atmosphere of suspense and britishness.

    This film is very slow-paced, but the payoff is definitely worth it. This film requires its audience to pay attention and be intelligent. The performance by Gary Oldman is fantastic and all of the supporting performances are equal in measure.

    A truly intelligent spy film that all cinephiles should see.

  • The Bling Ring 2013

    ★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2013

    Well-shot film by Sofia Coppola. Not as abstract as Somewhere, not as mainstream, or as brilliant, as Lost in Translation - but still a fine movie. Emma Watson shows some range here too.

  • Before Sunrise 1995

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Nov, 2012

    A very good film, the dialogue felt like it was trying too hard to be profound and intellectual. Maybe it worked, I'm still not sure. But a very, very good film.

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004

    ★★★★ Added

    The greatest modern comedy. The writing is superb, the cast is stellar and the atmosphere is developed so well. You either buy in or you don't and this film is one I could watch anywhere, anytime. Simply brillant.

  • Before Sunset 2004

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2012

    This is a perfect film.

  • Killing Them Softly 2012

    ★★½ Watched 28 Feb, 2013

    Replaying political soundbites over and over and over whilst showing that we are in a financial downturn does not equal depth. This film tries so hard, it has ambition and originality - and I appreciate that - but it is so empty. Beautiful, but empty.

    Any criticisms of capitalism are very empty. There is no backup to the message, no reason why the message this film is so desperately trying to convey is even relevant. Brad Pitt is a cynical…

  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★½ Added

    That movie seemed a lot longer than it actually was...

  • My Neighbor Totoro 1988

    ★★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2013

    I know so many people who will hate me for this rating and review. I also know many who would agree...

    Poor man's Alice in Wonderland.

  • Gangster Squad 2013

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2013

    First half was pretty good in terms of story and concept - Starting from the 'car chase scene' (not a spoiler) it started to get too cheesy and too cliche.

    The script was full of old cliche action lines, and the direction took a turn into incomprehensible and non-sensical action far too often - usually involving the 'bad guys' firing multiple rounds toward the 'good guys', all missing of course, while our 'good guys' always hit the 'bad guys'.


  • Twelve Monkeys 1995

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2013

    Very entertaining look at a dystopian world.