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  • Grave of the Fireflies 1988

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    Studio Ghibli Challenge #2

    War is a horrible thing. Studio Ghibli's second animated feature is clearly a lovingly crafted film that explores the fate of a brother and sister in the final months of WWII. Grave Of The Fireflies isn't a easy watch and nor is it supposed to be. Beautifully detailed with human interaction which show the tender affection these siblings share just makes it all the more difficult in the final third when the inevitable becomes clear.

    So... not exactly a date movie.

    Well worth a watch.

  • The Amityville Horror 1979

    ★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2014 1

    I was under the mistaken belief that the original Amityville Horror which features iconic scenes and spawned a long running franchise would be considerably more satisfying a watch than it actually was. For some silly reason I had my expectations up somewhere near Poltergeist, The Omen and The Exorcist and while there are some great elements and unsettling moments I found The Amityville Horror to be lacking overall.

    James Brolin and Margot Kidder provide considerably more meat for their roles…

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  • 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…

  • 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…