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  • Monkey Business

    Monkey Business 1952

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Jul, 2015

    An absurd premise; anarchic, child-like energy; dazzling verbal wit. Howard Hawks directs Cary Grant, Gingers Rogers, Charles Coburn and Marilyn Monroe. Ridiculously enjoyable.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2015 1

    While watching this latest Marvel offering I could feel my brain shrinking.

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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 7

    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…