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  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2012

    Had more humor than the previous MI movies, but just because it had some slow scenes where there wasn't any action and it had a somewhat-"name director" doesn't make this a great film.

    Better than the previous three, yep. Worth a watch, not really.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Before Sunset 2004

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2012

    This is a perfect film.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Twelve Monkeys 1995

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2013

    Very entertaining look at a dystopian world.

  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★½ Added

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

  • 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…