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  • 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…

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Nov, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Nov, 2012

    Shit song, amazing villain.

  • 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.

  • Looper 2012

    ★★½ Watched 07 Oct, 2012

    Just confirms that I hate Rian Johnson

  • Argo 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2012

    If there's ever a remake of Die Hard, Affleck is a shoe in for the role of Ellis

  • 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…

  • The World's End 2013

    ★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2013 5

    What a let down. While I've been a fan of Pegg, Frost and Wright since Spaced, I was a little disappointed with Hot Fuzz and it's sad to say The World's End continues their downward trend. It's really quite sad to realise, when watching a film about a group of old friends chasing after past glories, that the people behind it are doing exactly that.

    With Shaun of the Dead, Pegg and Frost's blokey friendship contrasted brilliantly with the sheer…

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Much more enjoyable than the first film, here we get a better feel for the world, more understanding of the fragile politics and therefore the games themselves are given more weight.