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  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Dec, 2014

    "Who's the master, the painter or the forger?", asks Christian Bale's conman Irving Rosenfeld about his collection of fake paintings. On this evidence, Martin Scorsese is the master, but David O. Russell is comfortably forging his own path towards legendary status. If he has to steal along the way, it may as well be from the best.

    Full review at The Shiznit

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Dec, 2014

    By far the most flat-out fun to be had in cinemas in 2012, Marvel Avengers Assemble saw Joss Whedon pull another minor miracle out of the bag by taking the best bits from five average films and creating something that had no right to be as good as it was. A near-perfect balance of action, LOLs and Scarlett Johansson's PVC-clad buttocks meant that we are now in the unexpected position of looking forward to another film featuring The Incredible Hulk.

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  • Oblivion 2013

    ★★★ Watched 09 Apr, 2013 4

    If you're the kind of person who liked Moon but a) needed every single piece of information explained to you at length and b) didn't think it had enough explosions or Tom Cruise in it, then Oblivion is for you.

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★ Watched 13 Jun, 2013 1

    Like Krypton itself, Man Of Steel collapses under the weight of its own excesses, its hollow core the cause of its doom. It's beyond saving.

    That said, fat Laurence Fishburne outjogging a collapsing skyscraper is proper lolz.