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  • Young Adult

    Young Adult 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jun, 2016

    Having loved Juno I don't know why it's taken this long to watch this offering from both Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody.

    Charlize Theron gives a career best as Mavis Gary. Her alcohol abuse, depression and deluded mission offer a darkly comedic tone that resonates in a heart-wrenching way. This is a woman who is hurting, lacking in purpose and self-fulfilment, seeking happiness through a pained mission which sees her back in her hometown for the first time in years.…

  • The Resurrection of Jake

    The Resurrection of Jake "The Snake" Roberts 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    After the rubbish ABC's of Death 2 I wanted something uplifting to settle into my Saturday night with. Having loved 1999's Beyond The Mat I gravitated toward this documentary in the hopes that the titular resurrection would raise my spirits, having already seen my childhood's favourite WWF wrestler go through so much pain and turmoil.

    Cue 90 minutes of emotional battery as I teetered on the edge of tears and ached to see so many "past-it" legends in various states…

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No 1962

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2012 3

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012 13

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…