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  • The Two Faces of January

    The Two Faces of January 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    Beautifully shot, great costumes and great locations but unfortunately it's all surface. Sometimes surface is fine but this thing is a little too solemn for it to be that much fun.

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★★★½ Added

    Enjoyed this more than I thought would. Could have excruciatingly irritating but Reynold's does a fairly good job at hitting a nice balance.

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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.