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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Apr, 2015

    Another artful excursion into the mind of Wes Anderson. Fans will love it, naysayers will likely find it indulgent and wanky. It's great to see so many newcomers to his ensemble cast list, with Willis and Norton standing out in roles you wouldn't ordinarily expect to see them in.

    The central relationship between the two young leads is heartwarming in its awkwardness, the strange and alien desire that comes from a first love really are exposed in all its sweet awfulness, which handled by a less adept filmmaker would have the audience reaching for the sick bucket.

    Gorgeous and adorable... like my face.

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Well holy shit that was impressive. A no holds barred excursion into Action Land. While similarities to Denziel Washington starrer The Equaliser can't be ignored (lone man goes on the rampage against Russian mob) there's enough world building here to make John Wick its own monster.

    This is a film fuelled by Gun, Car and Suit porn. Exquisite fight choreography, sumptuous visuals and a heavy hitting performance from Keanu Reeves really go a long way to elevating JW above the…

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  • 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…

  • 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…