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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★½ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    No Leo. I said you're guaranteed an Oscar if you 'accept the Academy's nomination' not 'have slept in horses on occasion'.

    No Leo. I said you're guaranteed an Oscar if you 'say a prayer' not 'slay a bear'.

    No Leo. I said you're guaranteed an Oscar if you 'beat other contestants' not 'eat bison intestines'.

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  • Big Night

    Big Night 1996

    ★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2016

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  • Tower Heist

    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

    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.