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  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    Much more style over substance than the first film, but an entertaining return to bloody, brutal Basin City (so long as you're not looking for urban lifestyle tips). Would love to see a Trip Advisor list of 'things to do' in this town...

  • Amy

    Amy 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2015

    After the sadness - and Amy is ultimately a crushingly sad documentary - I had two strong feelings.

    Firstly, how irresponsible we were as a society about addiction, eating disorders and mental health issues, even only five or so years ago. I sincerely hope we (particularly those who, like myself, work in the media) have already learnt valuable lessons about how we discuss in public problems like those Amy suffered from. Clouded in celebrity, a fire fanned by her fame,…

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  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2013

    My Top 20 most memorable (for a variety of reasons) Cloud Atlas characters:

    20. Dr Henry Goose (Tom Hanks) - whiskery 19th-century quack with dubious intent and even more questionable dental hygiene (which may explain why he values other people's teeth so highly).

    19. Ovid (Halle Berry) - balding, pointy-bearded, cyber-eyed back-street surgeon / locksmith. Appropriately named as Berry's transformation is one of the greatest metamorphosis moments in the whole movie.

    18. Older Ursula (Susan Sarandon) - 66 years old…

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2013

    A rom-com! In black and white! Filmed at his own house in bloody Santa Monica! With all his mates in it! And the screenwriter's almost 450 years old! Well, of all the self-indulgent, pretentious pet projects we've seen from fashionable Hollywood directors down the years, this has to be right up there...

    Twenty minutes into Much Ado About Nothing, and the above concerns were still lingering. What an incredible house though, I thought - actually the perfect filming location, even…