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  • Cloud Atlas 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    A truly ambitious film that manages to be entertaining. Masterfully edited together Cloud Atlas' narrative is one that exams stories and how they are told. Exploring the connections we all share it manages to be uplifting and hopeful, even in the face of the dark nature of humanity.
    The film is a mix of the fantastical and the mundane that gives it a wide visual scope. Futuristic cityscapes share the screen with stately homes. Granted not all of the different…

  • RoboCop 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    Although this remake lacks the satirical leanings of the original, it still has a lot to offer. Strong performances from key players (KEATON!), entertaining gun fights and a not so subtle comment on freedom VS safety make this a fine Friday night popcorn film. It lacks ambition, which is its greatest downfall as there is clearly more to be said with some of the themes it addresses. Unfortunately the film's aesthetic is bland and the title hero looks like a generic videogame character. But all in all this is not the offence to humanity some would have you believe.

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  • Sunshine 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Jan, 2012 6

    Possibly one of the defining science fiction films of the 21st century. Danny Boyle delivers a realistic feeling film, with great set designs, a succinct premise and a perfect cast.

  • X2: X-Men United 2003

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Feb, 2013 5

    Bryan Singer's sequel is everything you want from a follow up. Its bigger, bolder and more exciting.
    Singer takes time to explore his characters and deepen the world he is creating. Visually the film continues to stay within the realms of plausibility and offers a more muted colour palette. Singer composes a nice shot, but it is the action scenes that he has improved upon since the last film. Nightcrawler's introduction is easily the highlight, but the siege at the…