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  • Man of the Year

    Man of the Year 2006

    ★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2016

    What a strange film. It starts as a sort of mildly entertaining political satire as Robin Williams' late night talk show host is elected to the role of President due to technical errors on the voting machine. Somehow that interesting idea then morphs into a conspiracy thriller involving Laura Linney attempting to tell Williams about the result. All comedy disappears and it becomes a drama. Not the thriller that it's aiming for because, well, it just doesn't work.

    A pretty…

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Feb, 2016

    A solid ensemble cast take us through the Boston Globe's uncovering of the abuse of hundreds of children across a number of decades by numerous Catholic priests and the subsequent covering up of these cases. The Spotlight team all breathlessly head into their investigation with panache and it's riveting stuff despite the fact we all know the ending. It's still shocking to hear the facts as they're revealed, mind you. One priest, thirteen, ninety... Woah.

    The writing is seriously impressive…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014 1

    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…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2014 1

    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,…