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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jul, 2014

    Action!
    Politics!
    Effects!
    Sociology!

    We've come a long way since Congo...

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Jul, 2014

    We had very few movies on VHS in my house growing up. I remember we had Willow ("Wanna breed?" ... Madmartigan as Hilda: "Tempting, but no.") My mum had a copy of Out Of Africa, a film she said she loved but I can't recall her ever watching. And when I was about 15 (I think), my brother came home with a copy of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused which was perhaps borrowed, but just became a part of our…

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  • 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 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…