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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 May, 2015

    One hell of a ride. Essentially one giant set-piece of incredibly car chases.

    This is Furiosa's film, she carries the weight and drive of the narrative. There is so more emotion in Furiosa’s eyes the whole way through this film, the rage, the hurt, the frustration; she makes for a fiercer action hero than Max because you can see just how much she cares for these woman, how badly she needs to succeed. She has so much more at stake.…

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    Mad, meta and mesmerising. Those drums.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 09 Aug, 2014

    A bucket load of fun.

  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 May, 2014

    "I hate space"

    In which one woman proves once and for all it really is better if you read the manual first.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2015

    Will literally give you all the feels, but mostly joy with a smidge of sadness.

  • Inception

    Inception 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Aug, 2012

    This film just gets better the more I watch it. How is that even possible?

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2015

    Mix three (or, more fairly, four) great performances, robotics, the uncanny valley, the Turning Test, a vast sprawling glass house and add a dash of art and the tale of Bluebeard and you get this taut and intriguing thriller on what it takes to prove you're human.

  • Drive

    Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Jun, 2012 3

    Urgh I love this film.

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 09 May, 2012

    Superheroes punch other people in the face, Loki is magnificent and things get blown up. What more do you need to know?

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jul, 2012 1

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well worth the wait, well worth the hype. Oh my goodness Catwoman was amazing and perfect. I did not see the twist with the bad guy (or should that be girl...) coming. A very fitting end to Nolan's trilogy.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2013

    God I love Catwoman.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Sep, 2015

    Ahh it was going so well: fun, upbeat, violent spy spoofing genre stuff, then one cheap misogynist joke at the end and it leaves a sour taste. The rest is so well subverted or celebrated (the gadgets! the training! the clothes!) - the old tired approach to women as the 'sex as reward' trope was one that could have been happily left behind.

    The suits were impeccable.