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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    A bit 'meh' to be honest. While I generally liked the idea behind Ultron I felt that - in a film with magic Norse Gods, giant monsters and mind-controlling mutants - it may have worked stronger if the team had been pitted against a more relatable and somewhat more human villain.

    Whedon does a commendable enough job at balancing these characters on screen but with an ensemble this big it would have been great to have had a little more…

  • While We're Young

    While We're Young 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2015

    LOVED the first 2/3 of this but was a little letdown by its finale. To me it felt like Baumbach had two ideas for this film and struggled to make them properly gel. Still, it's well worth seeing all around. There's some great performances and one joke made me laugh louder than I have in a very long time.

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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.