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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★★ Watched 23 Nov, 2014

    Good, but not as thrilling as its predecessors. The action is limp and even though thought-provoking, it continues with its already established political message.

    Nonetheless Part 1 never felt tiresome and whets the appetite for the grand finale. I guess and whilst severing as only commercial sense, we've got to resign ourselves to the fact that the final part of any future book-to-film franchises will be spilt into two.

  • Laggies 2014

    ★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    Aided by engaging performances from Knightley, Rockwell and Moretz, this discovering yourself dramedy starts of brightly, before collapsing through its cliche-ridden third act.

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  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2012

    Whilst it faced near-on impossible odds, and didn't live up to the heavenly heights of 'The Dark Knight' (for me this is Nolan's Pièce de résistance), Christopher Nolan, does weave his visionary masterclass of filmmaking and storytelling to bring his near perfect Batman trilogy to an epically satisfying and engrossing conclusion - with this unpredictable, twisting and brooding biblical brute of a touching drama-spectacle. It's also solidly acted throughout from its ensemble.

  • The Way Way Back 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Sep, 2013

    Exceptionally fine performances and a snappy emotionally rich script, in which a single line of dialogue is not wasted. It's one of the best and funniest films of the year.