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  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Nov, 2012

    Skyfall is like the new track that accompanies a Greatest Hits album. It’s got exactly that mix of for-the-fans nostalgia and forward-thinking experimentation that accompanies the best such songs. The entire theme of Skyfall echoes with the vibe of the Greatest Hits album: “Bond’s getting on a bit. Maybe it’s time to hang up the Walther PPK?” Joyously, the film decides there’s plenty of life in the old dog.

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  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Jul, 2012

    If the anecdotal evidence is to be trusted, Cosmopolis might be the most controversial movie David Cronenberg has ever made. Never mind the kerfuffle over Crash, or the outraged heads that exploded when Scanners was released. No – just stick R-Pattz in a limo, while variously discussing financial theory and having his prostate examined, and you are guaranteed walk-outs.

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  • The Three Musketeers

    The Three Musketeers 2011

    Watched 12 Jan, 2012 1

    One for all? Try: awful one.

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  • The Raid

    The Raid 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Sep, 2012

    At action movie HQ, there is a vault containing the premise for the genre’s perfect story. It is so pure, so economical, that it cannot be trusted to any old hack; this isn’t something you risk fucking up. So it is stored at the top of a tall building, guarded by dozens of cutthroat fighters. Come and have a go, says the motto on the vault, if you think you’re hard enough. Little did the guardians of the vault know that, somewhere in Indonesia, martial arts star Iko Uwais and his Welsh ex-pat director buddy Gareth Evans, were hatching a plan.

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