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  • 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 2013

    ★★★★ 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) -

  • I, Frankenstein

    I, Frankenstein 2014

    ½ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    It, FranklyStinks.

  • Time Lapse

    Time Lapse 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Dec, 2014 2

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

    Genuinely good paradoxical sci-fi indie, plotted tightly enough to keep a cynic like me guessing to the end, whilst ruminating on art, creativity, greed, lust, jealousy, friendship, love and ego.

    I'm going to have to watch it again to work out the apparent 'Bootstrap Paradox' of Finn's paintings, which I took to be a deliberately unresolved plot point as the rest is clearly so well put together.

  • Stand Up Guys

    Stand Up Guys 2012

    ★★ Watched 04 Apr, 2014

    No, no, no please, sit down guys!

  • 2012

    2012 2009

    ★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014 11

    Tasting Notes

    Somehow this was not on my NotWatchlist. Too late now.

    This is less fun than it has a right to be. So wide in scope that any attempt at creating a human centre is lost in perfunctory extra characters and sub-plots, what science is on offer is mostly illogical and insulting and it's just so bum-numbingly long!
    Lopping out half of film (maybe even at random!) would probably result in a better movie.
    If the apocalypse ever arrives,…

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy 2013

    Watched 27 Sep, 2014

    What fucking film did Sharlto Copely think he was in? And what fucking film did Spike Lee think he was making to let him get away with it?