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  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2015

    Contains the single most effective violent scene of any 2014 film. Chilling.

  • The Song

    The Song 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Mar, 2015

    This film touched me on a spiritual level. That doesn't happen very often.

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  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Dec, 2012 15

    Pure fun on every level. The Adventures of Tintin provides Spielberg the opportunity to showcase endless creativity, and you can tell he enjoys himself in doing so. The cast is superb, and the visuals are monumental. The staging of the action is finessed and immersive.

    This isn't a weighty film, with deep or important musings on life. But neither can it be defined as silly or childish. It's a rare piece of cinema that takes you on a fast-paced, intriguing,…

  • The Fall

    The Fall 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 01 May, 2012 4

    Brilliant and moving third act. For the first two, I cared far more about the real-life happenings than the often silly (and at times bizarre) fairy tale backdrop, but the third act combined them powerfully.

    One of the most sincere child performances I have ever seen. The interactions between Alexandria and Roy felt real; the way they played off each other was genuine.

    I found the violence to be unnecessarily gratuitous at times, and the fairy tale sequences went from…