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  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    Watched 29 Oct, 2015

    There have been several bad Bond movies over the years but never one quite so dull as this. Lifeless, dramatically inert and interminably long.

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2015

    Completely ok on just about every level, which makes it one of Sir Ridley's best movies in the last decade and a half, but it never once soars in the way that Sunshine or Gravity do.

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  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel 2013

    ★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 1

    With MAN OF STEEL Zack Snyder confirms that he's a stylistic magpie whose guiding principle appears to be 'what's the coolest looking thing to do?' at any given moment. He has a poor grasp of storytelling, no sense of drama & is tone deaf with regards to actors' performances. The Superman-as-first-contact story is a good idea, but poorly executed. Structurally similar to Batman Begins it lacks the narrative momentum that carried that movie along. Goyer's dialogue is exposition heavy, witless & tin-eared. A good cast is wasted and despite a great many whizzes & bangs very little of interest actually happens.

  • The Other Guys

    The Other Guys 2010

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Apr, 2012 4

    Action/Comedy masterpiece. Also a searing indictment of white collar crime.