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  • Philomena 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Apr, 2014

    Another film brought to life by Dame Judy Dench.

    Philomena is a wonderful film with probably the perfect cast. You could argue how much of this story is indeed true, but there is no doubt that it is an often heartbreaking one.

    The odd couple road trip pairing has been over used by many films not as good as this one, and on this occasion it provides much humour. Much, but not too much. It is in fact perfectly balanced.…

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Apr, 2014

    Whilst I liked An Unexpected Journey, many people did not.

    The Desolation of Smaug is infinitely better than that. I know, unbelievable isn't it?

    For what is essentially the meat in a mega-bucks sandwich, this Part Two is a film crafted by magicians. The digital artwork is predictable immense, and once again it makes the viewer feel like they have stepped into another world. It's a wittier, far better paced sequel. It's freewheeling and frequently entertaining. A tightly paced, rarely…

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  • Stoker 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2013 57

    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 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2012 40

    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…