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  • 127 Hours

    127 Hours 2010

    ★★★½ Added

    Did an amazing job of portraying the highs and lows of experiences on screen - tremendously visceral at times (admission: I cringed and closed my eyes during the 'nerve' scene.)
    Made me want to go out into the desert and find a slot canyon swimming hole.
    Bit boring and hokey in parts.

  • 50/50

    50/50 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    I cried a little. Also enjoyed the Seattle (Vancouver) scenery and the story as a whole. Well done.

  • About Schmidt

    About Schmidt 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    Jack's finest role as he addresses the blackness that lives within us all.

  • Akira

    Akira 1988

    ★★★★★ Added

    Not as rousing as the manga but still an excellent genre-defining film.

  • Attack the Block

    Attack the Block 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    The most exciting and enjoyable film I have watched in ages.Excellent.

  • Audition

    Audition 1999

    ★★★★★ Added

    "... kiri, kiri, kiri..."

  • Battle: Los Angeles

    Battle: Los Angeles 2011

    ½ Added

    I never turn off movies partway through... like, ever. I fast-forwarded through most of this and then turned it off early. Utterly shite. Even the CG - which I had been promised was decent - was shit.

  • Breaking Away

    Breaking Away 1979

    ★★★★★ Added

    Coming of age and a bike.

  • Cedar Rapids

    Cedar Rapids 2011

    ★★½ Added

    Seriously? Flat, boring, formulaic shite where there was so much potential.
    Expected much more given some of the 'wild and crazy' times I've had at conferences. Writers should have consulted me first.

  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian 2011

    ★½ Added

    Like an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess with more blood. Utterly laughable production values and storyline.

    Avoids one-star rating because of the opening scene wherein a quietly floating fetus' happy world is interrupted by a belly-plunging sword.

  • Drive

    Drive 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    Feel-good movie of the year.

  • Easy Rider

    Easy Rider 1969

    ★★★ Added

    A friend of mine visited me having ridden his bicycle (solo) down the west coast of America. I asked him if he had ever seen this film and he said, "No. Why?" I just laughed.