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  • What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2014

    Heaps of fun, packed with the kind of bathos you'd hope for from the combo of Taika and Jemaine in charge. Lots of jokes have an added layer of laughs for locals, but would stand up anyway - e.g. that the vampires like to go and hang out at a bar called "The Big Kumara" probably seems pretty hilarious whether or not you know it's a real place.

  • The Sessions 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Jun, 2014

    Kind of amazed a Hollywood film principally about sex could actually be pretty sharp and maybe even nuanced.

    I got happily lost in the story and only stopped to think afterwards how good the three main actors - John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H Macy - were. Thinking about the last 3 or 4 things I've seen Hawkes in, his range is pretty damn impressive! (says bod who doesn't know crap, from his armchair)

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  • Land of the Lost 2009

    ★★½ Watched 04 Mar, 2012

    I laughed so much I wanted to lie down. Once. Ridiculously uneven on the lols.

  • Once Upon a Time in the West 1968

    ★★★★★ Added

    One of those highly-rated movies that is just bloody awesome (mate). On a big screen anyway... nothing happens in a rush, the cinematography's great (so much interplay between massive shots and claustrophobic close-ups), the soundtrack is Morricone's best, the story's good enough, the dialogue's fun, all the main characters are interesting... Absolutely top notch.