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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016

    ★★★★★ Added

    As we were driving home after seeing this film my wife asked me what I would rate it, and thinking back on what we had just seen I couldn't really think of any faults. It's well written, funny, touching, lovingly directed with a gentle hand, and the performances are perfect.

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jul, 2015

    What a truly delightful bunch of fluff and nonsense this film is. This is one of the more ridiculous stories in the history of Star Trek, and definitely the silliest storyline of all the films, but that's kind of the point.

    The "fish out of water" time travel storyline was pretty old-hat even back in 1986 when this was made, but the punchy, genuinely funny script is brought to life by the actors. Everybody on screen seems to be having…

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 May, 2012 2

    Rewatched on Blu-ray. The film definitely still packs a hell of a punch. Certain elements have dated, but overall it holds up even now. The special effects, which were state of the art at the time, are still impressive in their own way. Basically, this is one of the greatest action movies of all time and I'll always love it.

  • The Fountain

    The Fountain 2006

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2012 2

    An utterly beautiful film. Visually, thematically and musically it is a joy to behold. The performances are heartbreaking and real. Jackman in particular is a revelation.

    This is a very divisive film. In fact, look on most film review websites and you'll see positive and negative reviews are split almost right down the middle.

    I can definitely see why people wouldn't like the movie. It's pretentious, confusing, and the basic story might be seen to be emotionally manipulative. On the…