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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2014

    The Russo brothers bring Marvel's super soldier back onto the big screen with a bang. This time Cap is placed into a narrative that moves the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe into more serious territory.
    Winter Soldier plays out like an action film with elements of a spy thriller. There is a greater emphasis on thematic strands (paranoia, veterans returning to society and what is the price of safety) and a willingness to engage in a deeper narrative than the normal…

  • Ender's Game 2013

    ★★ Watched 23 Mar, 2014

    Gavin Hood's adaptation has a lot of big CGI set pieces, but little soul. The film never really explores the complex ideas it presents and that is its greatest downfall. The acting is bland and wooden, but Asa Butterfield at least has some screen presence. It isn't inherently bad, just dull. It will entertain those just seeking out an orgy of CGI science fiction, but has nothing more to offer.

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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…