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  • About Time

    About Time 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Oct, 2015

    What a nice twist on a classic tried and tested British rom-com. This is genuinely a brilliant, entertaining and very funny film with a lot of heart, and a strong key message.

    Recommended?: great acting, top script, brilliant actors. There's nothing not to like here.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2015

    A film that is fantastically unique. Establishing the rules of its universe quickly, interestingly and with humour before using those rules to thrilling effect. There's a continual sense of peril in this film, with some truly epic action, a lot of heart and humour.

    Recommended?: Classic Pixar. I've got mixed emotions.

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  • Dredd

    Dredd 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jan, 2013 6

    Ouch. A $50million budget and only $13million in box office returns. Even the Sly Stallone starring Judge Dredd returned $34million at the box office (back in '95), and we all know how bad that was. So what's the deal? How can a consistently highly rated movie do so poorly? Namely because of idiots like me.

    When I first saw the images of Dredd online and in movie magazines it really didn't appeal at all. Urban looked like either his head…

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2014 2

    One hell of a movie.

    Don't watch this expecting tonnes of action and shoot outs at high noon, it's not that sort of western. This is a character study filled with fine actors putting in career finest performances, gorgeous cinematography and an engaging and involving story.

    Deakins is on cinematography duty here and the film looks absolutely phenomenal as a result. The interior shots are beautifully lit, the costume design, the blood, sweat and grit are all perfectly captured, but…