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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 01 Apr, 2014 3

    On this second viewing Quentin Tarantino's ninth(?) film remains a sometimes uncomfortable, yet always entertaining, watch.

    He combines his love and knowledge of the Blaxploitation and Spaghetti Western genres into a "Southern" revenge tale. As to be expected there's the trademark dialogue, violence and set pieces all grounded by some great performances (Waltz, Jackson, DiCaprio, Foxx). It obviously had less impact than when I saw it in the cinema but the plot seemed to flow better this time around, even…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Jan, 2013

    Tarantino's 'Southern' is a blood-soaked tale of slavery, bounty hunting & revenge. Funny, uncomfortable, gripping. 9/10.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Oct, 2013

    Before each new Marvel Cinematic Universe release I re-watch the relevant films, so with 'Thor: The Dark World' about to come out I planned to watch 'Thor' and 'The Avengers'. I really enjoyed watching Thor again but almost didn't bother watching this as I saw it back when 'Iron Man 3' came out – however I'm glad that I did as it's still a great watch!

    This time around I was concentrating on anything relating to Thor and Loki but…

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Apr, 2013

    Third viewing & still delivers everything I want from an epic Superhero/Comic multi-sequel crossover blockbuster! 10/10.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    I enjoyed it even more the second time around, noticing little details. The perfect Superhero blockbuster. 10/10.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★½ Added

    Joss Whedon and Marvel pull it off! A great comic book blockbuster; brilliantly structured, balanced & paced. 9/10

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Mar, 2013 14

    Some minor plot holes aside, it's more satisfying the second time around, bringing the trilogy full circle. 9/10.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    Slow to start & not what I was expecting but a surprisingly bleak & epic end to one of the best trilogies. 8/10

  • The Dark Knight 2008

    ★★★★½ Added

    Larger scale & more action based but it's a logical progression of the story, and an excellent tense thriller. 9/10.

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2013

    Skyfall is not the best "Bond Film", but perhaps the best film with Bond in it?

    It manages to acknowledge and reference previous films and have fun with the tropes of the franchise but retain the mature/gritty/modern tone that was established in the 'Casino Royale' reboot, but unfortunately lost in 'Quantum of Solace'.

    It works well as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Dr. No & the Bond film series, but as well as looking back there is…

  • Looper 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Feb, 2013 2

    An unusual, inventive, unpredictable and gripping timetraveling SciFi take on the 'Hitman working for Gangsters' story. 10/10.