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  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2014 1

    And the Oscar goes to.....

    Well holy fuck.

    Something I never fail to be astounded by whenever I watch a Scorsese film is how incapable I am of reconciling the all-teeth/ eyebrows/spectacles, adorable little creature that creates them with the violence, badassery (and in this case, debauchery) that's on show. His perfect cinematic vision, as ever, is present and correct in spectacular form here, as is his penchant for fierce and inspired music choices. Scorsese is a master at focusing…

  • 12 Years a Slave 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Jan, 2014

    12 Years A Slave is a powerful piece of artistry from the seemingly unstoppable Steve McQueen. His knack for unique camera work and photo-worthy, artful shots make any film of his instantly recognisable and likeable. McQueen's forage into the subject of slavery has other entries of the same subject cowering in comparison. His unforgiving approach to the subject and abhorrent look into our world's despicable history is exemplified perfectly through the loudness of the film: the jarring notes of music,…

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  • Killer Joe 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2012 1

    It turns out a dinner date with Matthew McConaughey at KFC wouldn't be as dreamy as one may have originally thought...

    I went into this film not having a clue what I was getting into (apart from some little rumours here & there about KFC, a chicken leg & Matthew McConaughey...) & honestly? I'm very happy that I went into it like that because what I got was the most pleasant surprise ever. This is an offbeat, charismatic little gem of a film…

  • Misery 1990

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Nov, 2012

    Kathy Bates (who I had only ever seen as the charismatic Molly Brown) is wonderfully psychotic in this perfectly eerily toned film & who knew Sonny Corleone was susceptible to such horrors.