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  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983

    ★★★★ Rewatched 26 Nov, 2015

    Did I just watch Luke Skywalker turn to the dark side of the force??
    I think I need Lucasfilm to make another film to tell me the answer!

  • Jobs

    Jobs 2013

    ★½ Watched 21 Nov, 2015

    It's a dirty Jobs, so somebody else had to do it.

  • Capitalism: A Love Story

    Capitalism: A Love Story 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Nov, 2015

    "I sincerely believe... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies." - Thomas Jefferson, 1816

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005

    ★½ Rewatched 05 Nov, 2015

    It's really hard not to feel sorry for Ian McDiarmid, he does so well with such utterly rubbish material, opposite mainly awful actors (well, Christensen anyway), surrounded by cartoonish CG and, latterly, covered in cheap looking, patchy make-up.
    The more I watch these prequels, the more frustrated I get with the filmmaking and storytelling choices. If the Force Awakens turns out to be better than this, every current indication is that it will be, I don't think I'll be watching…

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2015

    One helluva dull and boring way to spend $125,000,000.

  • Escape Plan

    Escape Plan 2013

    ★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2015

    Ludicrous, in a good way, and if it was released 20 years ago probably among the best action movies of the nineties.
    +1 ★ Sam Neil
    +1 ★ Caitriona Balfe
    -1 ★ Vinny Jones
    -1 ★ 50 Fucking Cent

  • Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Feb, 2015

    Opposite Mark Rylance everyone else looks like they're acting.

  • Bitter Lake

    Bitter Lake 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 Feb, 2015

    Increasingly we live in a world where nothing makes any sense. Events come and go like waves of a fever, leaving us confused and uncertain. Those in power tell stories to help us make sense of the complexity of reality but those stories are increasingly unconvincing and hollow.

    I've always considered Adam Curtis a talented, unique, important film maker and here he confirms it in this: an artistically unique, important, universally damning documentary. He also supplies fantastic narration to his…

  • The Zero Theorem

    The Zero Theorem 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Feb, 2015

    We’ve been waiting for a call all our life now. And although the nature and the origin of the call remains quintessentially a mystery to us, we can’t help but hope that it will provide us with a purpose which we have long lived without. - we find it difficult not to wholly empathise with Qohen's plight.

    And apparently the QR code on the Church of Batman poster leads to here

  • Two Weeks Notice

    Two Weeks Notice 2002

    ★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2015

    Too weak, no dis'.

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Dec, 2014

    Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

    Turing's story and that of Bletchley Park has always been one worthy of telling (and, indeed, I would say necessary) but I'm convinced this isn't it.
    For entertainment purposes it will do well to raise the profile of Alan Turing but this screenplay is only loosely based on what actually happened and it's a shame they felt the need to take…

  • Muppets Most Wanted

    Muppets Most Wanted 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Dec, 2014

    I ♥ Bret McKenzie

    I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo In Malibu) -