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  • National Treasure

    National Treasure 2004

    ★★ Rewatched 09 Aug, 2015

    Cinematic fast food: enjoyable enough but lacking any substance whatsoever. The best aspect of the plot is the uncertainty whether the titular national treasure actually exists.

  • Batman

    Batman 1989

    ★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jul, 2015

    The first 'modern' superhero film, it has a more gritty feel than the Christopher Reeve Superman films or any of the Batman sequels that followed (up until BatmanBegins). The biggest surprise on rewatching it as how much development of the Bruce Wayne character Burton squeezes in. Nicholson's Joker steals most of the scenes that he's in, but Keaton does a terrifically understated job acting out the psychosis of a man who's decided the best way to contribute to society is to dress up in a bat suit.

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  • GoldenEye

    GoldenEye 1995

    ★★★ Rewatched 08 Feb, 2015

    The older I get and the more times I see this, the less I like it. Perhaps it was never as good as I first thought and it was merely the sheen of seeing my first Bond on the big screen. Or maybe in the shadow of the Craig Bond movies, you can see what they were going for but also how far they were for achieving it.

    There are still some brilliant set pieces. The opening mission is as…

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    The story doesn't really make sense if you think about it for any length of time but this remains a well-directed and thought provoking exploration of power, inequality and social relations.