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  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 May, 2015

    Birdman is one of the best movies of last year?

    It is a one trick pony of a feature, but boy what a trick. The technical achievments alone are astounding. It is beautiful and unique. Hugely ambitious. Loud and thrilling. It takes risks at every step. Whilst some don't come off, most do in spades.

    It is a black comedy. And whilst not always funny, when it is it is often hilarious.

    Originality always deserves credit, and Mexican director Alejandro…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2015 4

    In my opinion, the only things that could have made Avengers: Assemble better would have been a darker, edgier, more emotive tone. Some deeper glimpses into the psyche of these Demi-gods and superheroes...

    ....and of course a big fuck of Hulk-buster battle.

    Avengers: Age of Ultron filled all of my holes.

    Director Joss Whedon packs his movie with plenty of narrative edge. We are focused on the Avengers' battle to avoid tearing themselves apart rather than their continuing battle to…

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2013 59

    At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.

    After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.

    Stoker is phenomenal.

    It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2012 37

    Sam Mendes proves his Bond making credentials, and confirms his excellent film making credentials.

    Skyfall certainly is an excellent film. The best Bond film in 48 years. This is a proper spy film, and James Bond, as a character is a proper spy.

    As a Bond fan this film pleased me in every way. You have to hand it to the film makers, it takes massive balls to put a 4 minute title sequence 10 minutes into a massive film…