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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2015 3

    I could have watched two hours of the flaming guitar guy

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Jan, 2016

    I am a miserable, grumpy bastard when it comes to mainstream Hollywood movies but this consistently brought a smile to my face and the occasional tear to my eye. I found myself thinking "I'm actually watching a real Star Wars film in the cinema!" at one point, the difference between this and episodes I and II (I didn't even bother with III) being so stark. I never thought I'd say this about Abrams but I'm actually disappointed he's not in charge of the next one. Hopefully Rian Johnson can flip my opinion of him in the same manner.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2013

    There is a really, really, really good western hiding in this film, in fact, you don't have to look too hard to see it which makes the final three hour cut seem a lot worse than it is.

    For the first hour of Django Unchained, I was in love with every second of it, the story, the knowing references, the photography and most importantly Christoph Waltz. The man has such magnetism, such charisma, such presence that it's impossible to take…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 Nov, 2014 1

    What a disappointment. After all the positive reviews, all the hype, it's just the same old shit I've seen hundreds of times before dressed up in millions of dollars worth of CGI.

    Despite being bored stupid by the tedious comics, I was really excited for this. On the surface it appeals to me greatly, space, adventure, Chris Pratt...except that was really all the film offered, surface. There was no depth to any of the characters, nothing more than the bare…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    It's a three hour film starring Jonah Hill and I didn't want to tear my eyes out.

  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Nov, 2013

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

    Right up to the point where Kowalski opens the escape pod's door, I was ready to hail this as the greatest film of the year. It was all going so well up until that point and then, much like Kowalski himself, I got a bad feeling about this mission.

    Right from the opening scene Cuáron hammers home just how isolated it is up there in space. The first shot of the spaceship drifting across the screen, gradually coming into focus,…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★½ Watched 08 Aug, 2015

    Inside Out is a film that doesn't know its audience and, coming from Pixar, that's a huge surprise. I sat in a screening packed full of kids and I think the only burst of audible laughter came in the first 10 minutes, after that when the story properly took hold, the young kids directly in front of me kept asking their mum what was going on for the next half hour and then as the film went into topics as…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★½ Watched 14 Sep, 2015

    It's all a bit bland and (sorry) lifeless, like a Black Mirror episode without the bite.

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2015

    It's a bit...American

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    I think this might be the best of the three Nolan films. Although I didn’t come out of the screen gushing the way I did at The Dark Knight, that might have to do with the 6AM screening time, but I think in the long run this is the better film. It shares more in common with Batman Begins in that it focuses on part of the over arching story more than being just another episode and the fact that…

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 May, 2014

    For a movie to be made about a kid's toy without an ounce of cynical commercialism is one thing, for it to be this much fun with a great message at its heart is incredible.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Nov, 2012

    Shit song, amazing villain.