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  • 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 reportedly contains 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,…

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin 2013

    ★★½ Watched 28 Dec, 2014

    What began as a five star rating after the first half hour then trickled down to a four after about 50 minutes, then a three and a half after 80 and 2.5 as the credits rolled.

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★½ Watched 06 Aug, 2014 1


  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    ★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2014

    I love the Cohens, I love 60s folk music, I love Greenwich Village so why did I feel so apathetic towards this film? As music sounds better with bass and treble, movies need their own dynamics, highs and lows in story, in energy or in their actors’ performances, unfortunately, much like the central character, Inside Llewyn Davis is all too content to just drift along right in the middle.

    My love for the Cohens is heavily based around their abilities…

  • Looper

    Looper 2012

    ★★½ Watched 07 Oct, 2012

    Just confirms that I hate Rian Johnson