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  • The Monuments Men 2014

    ★★ Watched 28 Jun, 2014

    I was really disappointed by this. What, on paper, sounds like it should be a ripper of a film instead plods.

    The film is based on the true story of a unit of the U.S. Army that in the final years of the Second World War worked to secure art that had been stolen by the Nazis. And it's interesting enough as far as that goes. The problem is that that's really as far as it goes. There's little narrative…

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2014

    I never felt the level of tension while watching this that you expect to feel in a heist movie. Was it the overuse of humour? Or the fact I didn't really care who was going to get it in the end?

    A core theme of the film is that our lives are a series of ongoing deceptions. To drive that point home, all of the central characters are deceiving one another. It's an interesting idea on paper but in practice,…

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  • Rounders 1998

    ★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Matrix Revolutions 2003

    ★★★ Watched 27 Nov, 2013

    Reloaded sets this up well, not in terms of the plot but in acclimatising you to the fact that the focus of these films is now on rogue programs. Now that we're over that hump, this film almost works, if you're willing to meet it on its own terms.