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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★ Watched 06 Aug, 2014

    No amount of chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone can save this film from being a complete waste of everyone's time.

    The story feels like it was written by seven different people. The tone is constantly changing from scene to scene. No characters seem to have any decipherable motive. Not to mention there is literally no overarching plot throughout the entire film.

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is living proof that the Hollywood machine is still very much alive and well, with Spider-Man being the latest victim of blind cashcow filmmaking.

    We had every right to be cynical.

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Jun, 2014

    So what did I think of the movie? It’s hard to describe your thoughts on a movie that you’ve been projecting in your mind for all these years. This must be what those die-hard fans of Star Wars felt like when they watched The Phantom Menace for the first time. Only much less disappointing.

    Boyhood has no over-arching storyline. No obvious narrative hurdles that the protagonist must overcome. No final showdown with a reoccurring antagonist. It’s just life. Linklater has…

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  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Oct, 2013

    Once in a while a film comes around that demonstrates the ever-expanding potential of cinema. The film, in this instance, is Gravity. Four years in the making, director Alfonso Cuarón has undertaken the massive task of creating a whole film in zero gravity, whilst also managing to tell a thought-provoking, terrifying, and often beautiful story.

    Sandra Bullock stars as astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone on her first mission aboard the space shuttle STS-157. A novice to space travel, she is thankfully…

  • Midnight in Paris 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Apr, 2012

    A return to form for Woody Allen. Verging on the pompous but it has bucket loads of charm.