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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★½ Watched 24 Nov, 2015

    Surprisingly engaging considering barely anything happens during the entire film.

  • God Help the Girl

    God Help the Girl 2014

    ★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2015

    Hard to criticise this on the grounds of being too twee because, well, it's a film directed by Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, what were you expecting. The problem here is that it's all a little too muddled and sincere. That said, it does come across as an earnest first effort and I guess that's honourable enough.

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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.