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  • About Time

    About Time 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2015

    For some reason it appears popular to dislike this (and other Richard Curtis) films. But I just really, really liked it.

    Funny, touching, and life-affirming. Gorgeous.

  • The Last Great Climb

    The Last Great Climb 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Aug, 2015

    I watched this on a plane trip, selected because it fit in the time I had left before landing. It reminded me of all the crazy climbing films a high school friend made me watch: all of them tell the story of a group of mates doing something borderline insane and living to tell the tale. They inspired us to lift weights and do crazy things like climb tall fences for no reason.

    The Last Great Climb fits the mould…

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  • The Ides of March

    The Ides of March 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Dec, 2011

    Ryan Gosling is my new favourite actor. He has more lines in this film than Drive, but his ability to "act" without speaking is again incredibly well used in Ides.

    Add in a touch of Philip Seymor Hoffman, some George Clooney, and the guy from Sideways; and you end up with buckets of "soft power".

    The storyline kept me interested, with perhaps my only criticism being that it felt more like an episode rather than a film. But then I…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Nov, 2014

    I was apprehensive going into Interstellar. I was worried that my own personal hype would result in a letdown.

    For background: I liked Contact a lot. I didn't really like the soppy ambiguous bits, but they weren't enough to reduce the pleasure I got from the grand-scale SciFi set pieces.

    Interstellar on the other hand just totally rocked my world. Think Gravity with better space physics meets Contact with bigger set pieces and a better storyline. Add in a bit…