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  • Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Sep, 2016

    Stands up pretty well. Nice to see a city that isn't New York or LA being a central character in an American film.

  • The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow 2004

    ★★ Rewatched 18 Sep, 2016

    Despite some entertaining moments this doesn't quite live up to it's schlocky B-Movie potential.

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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.