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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Jan, 2015

    A second watch where I picked up so much more than I noticed first time around (as often happens with Fincher). Once you accept that this is Amy's story and not Nick's everything falls into place so much better.

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2015

    A throughly endearing film, that when it works is simply magnificent and even when it doesn't it's still very very good.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Jan, 2015

    As intense and breaktaking a film I've seen in a long long time. Simmons will get all the plaudits (and he's remakable) but let's not forget how captivating and pulsating Miles Teller is.

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Aug, 2013

    Finally got round to this. Been so pumped for this film, not because it's a new Iron Man film, because it's a new Shane Black film.

    It's certainly my favourite Avengers film to date, but like all the others it never really wowed me. I found it repeated itself a lot and was often reaching a bit far with it's story.

  • Goodfellas

    Goodfellas 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2015

    Goodfellas remains one of those films where it's just accepted that it's great, but it's every so often it should be watched just to appreciate how great it actually is. For me this is a film that has an enormous amount of praise, yet still remains in a bizarre way underrated.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Jan, 2015

    PTA back in playful form. A twisting trip through a befuddled world with a cast of lovely characters. Needs a rewatch to fully wrap my head around, all I know now is I loved every second and Josh Brolin shouting "MOTTO PANUKEIKU" is an utter joy.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jan, 2015

    Was actually very surprised at how much I enjoyed this. It gets a bit baggy towards the end, but overall it's got plenty of laughs and a lot of heart.

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Jan, 2015

    One of the most hyped films at the moment. For me it only works at points, it's very serious and there is a constant air of dread all the way through, however if you already know the story then that dread doesn't carry as well.

    Also the story never delves a deep as it possibly could, all feels like we have seen the minimum of what we needed.

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard 1988

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Dec, 2011 3

    This has to be one of the ultimate none Christmas, Christmas movies.

  • Enemy

    Enemy 2013

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2015

    Interesting, intriguing and suberbly played. Shits the bed at the very end unfortunately!

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Jan, 2015

    Stylish as fuck and my god Reeves does action well, his ability to glide in complex action sequences is a joy. Loved this film!

  • American Sniper

    American Sniper 2014

    ★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2015

    I didn't hate American Sniper, I just found that it seemed to get camp fused about what it's actually trying to say. Instead of it being a biopic of a well known solider, it often explores deeper territories, but dies this in a muddled way. Personally think that a more politically balanced director than Eastwood might have gotten a more together film. I did think Cooper was very good and I find the hate campaign against it a little too much.