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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    Glad to see Marvel are confident enough to not feel they still have to rely on the chippy humour that works so well in their Iron Man films. After the disappointing Thor sequel (forced humour galore) this has restored my confidence in the Marvel franchise, showing that they can still try something slightly different while still satisfying fans of their cinematic universe (eugh! did I just write "satisfying fans of their cinematic universe"). Steve Rogers may be the least interesting character in their superhero roster but the Russo's did something really interesting with him and Evan's give a solid performance as the film's earnest protagonist.

  • I Am Love 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    I guess you could easily dismiss this as a tepid melodrama, but there's so much beauty in it that it's hard not to get swept up in its intoxicating allure. A wonderful performance from Swinton and some fantastic cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.

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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.