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  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    "And the winner of The Academy Award for fucking everything is, Boyhood."

    Well nearly everything.

    It certainly won't be getting any awards for it's leading actor. It was always going to be a risk from director Richard Linklater. He had almost perfectly cast his 6 year old Miles for his visionary movie, and now just had to hope that over the next 12 years that Ellar Coltrane possessed some natural acting talent. He didn't. He does however have enough natural…

  • The Prince of Tides 1991

    ★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2015

    There wash a time in the early '90s, before he went mental, that Nick Nolte was Hollywoods golden boy.

    His terrific performance goes some way to saving The Prince of Tides.

    It just has too many flaws for that to be the case. Streisand' direction is way to safe for the movie to be anything more than stale. It's also way too soppy and the soundtrack is far too overbearing.

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  • 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 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…