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  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl 2015

    Watched 01 Jan, 2016

    The kind of worthy filmmaking I disdain made all the more insufferable because it exploits trans history for an insipidly tasteful, egregiously confused spectacle of Otherness that's designed for readers of the Daily fucking Telegraph.

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★★★ Rewatched 31 Dec, 2015

    Still think this is exceptionally entertaining hokum. However, it occurred to me on this second viewing that Jupiter Ascending is legitimately the best film that Eddie Redmayne has appeared in (no, really). Although I think this is in spite of him rather than because of him, as he will be remembered for giving of the all-time terrible performances in this film. Every moment he appears on screen is a guaranteed laugh-riot.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    After growing weary of the relentless praise bestowed upon Whiplash since its Sundance premiere nearly a year ago, I entered the cinema with no small degree of scepticism; expecting, I suppose, a moderately curious but ultimately facile ‘little-indie-wot-could’ á la Birdman, another film that people wouldn't shut up about (and more power to them) before its belated release in Britain. But, fuck, this film had me in the palm of its hand and I’d be a fraud if I suggested…

  • Southpaw

    Southpaw 2015

    ★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2015

    'The Homer They Fall' remade with all the grace and ingenuity of... well, an Antoine Fuqua film.