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  • Blitz

    Blitz 2011

    ★★½ Watched 29 Nov, 2016 1

    Script by Mathan (Moon) Parker. Cast that includes Paddy Considine, David Morrisey, Mark Rylance, Zawe Ashton, Luke Evans, Aidan Gillen and Ned Dennehy. Yet it's still as dull and disappointing.

  • Love & Friendship

    Love & Friendship 2016

    ★★★½ Rewatched 21 Nov, 2016

    Stands up well to a second viewing.

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  • Looper

    Looper 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2012 1

    Superior, low-key, grown-up science fiction that prioritises ideas and emotion over futuristic set-dressing. Time travel plot is spoiler-bait. Good performances by Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and the ever-wonderful Jeff Daniels. Writer/director Rian Johnson borrows from other sci-fi movies, but makes their ideas and images his own.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2013 6

    An absurdly over-praised, trite and manipulative love story featuring a manic depressive (Bradley Cooper) and a young grieving widow (Jennifer Lawrence). There are some cute scenes involving dancing.

    Like Paul Haggis's Crash before it, this is one of those films which, in years to come, will be cited as an embarrassing, over-hyped anomaly on the Oscar roll of honour. Jennifer Lawrence did not deserve her Best Actress gong, and the nominations for her, Cooper, Robert de Niro and Jacki Weaver…