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  • Her

    Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2014

    Whilst not an entirely original concept (the issue of man and machine relationships has been explored in places like the Twilight Zone and even more recently in The Big Bang Theory) Spike Jonze has explored it here in more detail than I've seen before and with the likelihood of a smarter OS being developed (we already have Siri) in the future this might be a reality we can all begin to identify with.

    The film itself is wonderful. Joaquin Phoenix…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Jan, 2014

    Phenomenally good for just about all of its runtime. Slows a little to the end and needs more Mcconaughey but an excellent film.

    Rumoured 4 hour director cut? Bring it!

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    Didn't think this would ever work.

    That's right, I didn't see how one film could take so many varied characters and actually give them enough screen time and individual attention. It was going to be a mess, a loud, noisy mess (I'm looking at you Transformers 2 and 3)

    Then Joss Whedon stepped up, and in a big way. While Marvel clearly went the right way by building up to the Avengers with individual films (rather than just an Avengers…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Nov, 2012

    "Doth Mother know you weareth her drapes?"

    This is still my film of the year, Skyfall was amazing but The Avengers (no it's not called Avengers Assemble) is a film I could watch over and over again. Repeatedly. Like start it when it ends repeatedly.

    I love the action, the humour, the music and most of all I love the characters. I've gotten to know them well since I first saw Iron Man and the Avengers simply brings them all…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Apr, 2013

    This film just got better.

    IMAX better !!

  • Inception

    Inception 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Feb, 2014

    This film just gets better every time I watch it. I see to notice something new each time be it a snippet of dialogue or a visual clue or maybe just something as funny as Yusuf giving Fischers security the finger as he drives off the bridge.

    Among my favourite films. Ever.

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club 1999

    ★★★★★ Added

    I cannot talk about Fight Club. Sorry.

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Feb, 2014









  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    I'm a sucker for these Marvel films. I love them. But throw in Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders and a little bit of Emily Vancamp and you just made my life a little better.

  • The Shining

    The Shining 1980

    ★★★½ Added

    "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!!!"

    Watched this last night in an old theatre. It's a very good film with some great imagery and a stunning performance by Jack Nicholson. He elevates the film above and beyond similar efforts for me and I loved his transformation from regular Dad to psychotic madman. The young actor playing his son was also very good and played the classic "creepy kid" very well. However Shelly Duvall was not on the same level for me, far too flimsy…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2013

    Things I dislike about Skyfall:

    Thanks for reading.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    "Everyone has a hobby"
    "What's yours?"

    Well, it's been a long time Mr. Bond. And It was well worth the wait. Skyfall IS a James Bond film. It matches action, drama, humour and class in the way great Bond films do.

    Still gritty, but now with a slight sense if humour and definite nods to the heritage of half a decade of 007, Skyfall manages to keep the style of the Craig-era Bond but with a few homages to…