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  • The Skeleton Twins

    The Skeleton Twins 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2015

    A rather lovely and laid back dark comedy drama about two siblings who have drifted and only regain contact due to one of them failing to commit suicide. The other isn't exactly nailing her life at the moment either and so when the failed suicidal moves in, it makes for a ponderous affair as they get all nostalgic about their upbringing and where life is taking them.

    It's gentle and endearing with occasional laugh out loud moments; the mime scene…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 May, 2015

    Believe the hype.

    One of the only films that I can remember seeing on a wave of great publicity that actually stands up to all the stars being thrown at it. Akin to seeing a graphic novel on screen, Mad Max: Fury Road chucks us straight into the action as Max attempts to escape from some intriguingly chalked up white people. Skip forward a bit and the entire thing is a chase movie - which is what you kind of…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2014

    In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
    He drives this shitty car all over the place,…

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…