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  • The Bachelor Weekend 2013

    ★★½ Watched 12 Dec, 2014


  • Winter Sleep 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Dec, 2014

    Not as rewarding as Once Upon a Time in Anatolia but still with some great moments. Much like the directors previous work, Winter Sleep is intentionally uncinematic with unfamiliar pacing and long scenes of dialogue. It's runtime makes it a challenge, but a challenge just about worth taking.

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  • Tower Heist 2011

    ★★½ Watched 05 Nov, 2011

    It's easy to imagine that in a few years time the following conversation will happen in hundreds of homes:

    "So did you just go to bed when you came in?"

    "Actually no, I turned on the TV and ended up watching this crappy movie."

    "What was it?"

    "Oh, it was called Penthouse Robbery or Apartment Theft or something."

    "Any good?"

    "I can't remember any of it, but yeah it was actually pretty ok!"

    Tower Heist - adequately watchable

  • Never Let Me Go 2010

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 12 Jan, 2012

    Beautiful and tragic; Never Let Me Go is the type of film which creeps up on you and leaves you devastated for hours afterwards. Romanek's take on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel is note perfect - capturing the writer's ability to never force the story, he bravely allows for the impact of the tale be told through the delicate and muted performances of his excellent cast.

    Sobering yet essential viewing.