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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★ Rewatched 02 Aug, 2013

    The new Tarantino movie is a modern day film lovers event. There release is anticipated, and heralded like few other. Probably akin to the early days of cinema, or the news footages during the war. This is only the second Tarantino I have seen at the cinema, and it is the worst.

    Quentin Tarantino is a master of many of the arts if film making, but he can't edit for shit. He does not know what to leave out of…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jan, 2013 24

    Woah. My first cinematic disappointment in many a year.

    Perhaps this is due to my own high expectations. He only has himself to blame for that.

    The new Tarantino movie is a modern day film lovers event. There release is anticipated, and heralded like few other. Probably akin to the early days of cinema, or the news footages during the war. This is only the second Tarantino I have seen at the cinema, and it is the worst.

    Quentin Tarantino…

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Nov, 2013

    Gravity, O.M.G.

    A film that makes Space scary, NOT the things that may exist within Space.

    Alfonso Cueron and his team have made Space a frightening and beautiful place.

    There are times where Gravity soars, and you feel you are in one of those POV fairground rounds. Your body swaying, heart pounding, and your stomach churning. The SFX and photography are some of the best ever. It is one of the best pieces of CGI cinema in the last 20…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2014 4

    "And the award of Best Picture,

    Best Actor in a Leading Role,

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role,

    Best Director,

    Best Adapted Screenplay,


    at the 86th Academy Awards goes to.... The Wolf of Fucking Wall Street."

    That would certainly be the case if I had my say.

    I have never felt such love for a shallow and disgusting pantomime.

    But then rarely has a movie been so exciting.

    A teenage movie director, with the vigour and enthusiasm that youth brings,…

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Jun, 2014

    Joaquin Phoenix you poor bastard.

    You are clearly destined to never win the big one.

    You give a performance like this and get nothing but praise. But what praise. He will forever be a victim of his slightly left field role choices.

    It is hard to think of an actor of any generation that could have played the character of Theodore with any more conviction.

    Phoenix is a revelation in this movie. He just seems to shed layer after later…

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jun, 2013

    Joss Whedon, the man who finally cracked Hulk in cinema. He builds up and teases the reveal brilliantly and then gives him all the best one liners.

    This is phenomenal action film making.

    It is more than just a superhero action spectacular.

    It has some amazing scenes (Black Widows interrogation)

    The script is excellent. Great dialogue, and hugely quotable lines ( No, it's won with soldiers.)

    Yet perhaps most surprising of all is the excellent acting. (Banner and Romanov's first…

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Feb, 2013

    Phenomenal film making.

    It is more than just a superhero action spectacular.

    It has some amazing scenes (Black Widows interrogation)

    The script is excellent. Great dialogue, and hugely quotable lines ( No, it's won with soldiers.)

    Yet perhaps most surprising of all is the excellent acting. (Banner and Romanov's first meeting). The actors on show are of high quality, but this is a multi-million dollar action spectacular, where acting will not always necessarily be the be all and end all.

    But best of all, it's a superhero action spectacular.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Sep, 2012

    Joss Whedon, the man who finally cracked Hulk in cinema. He builds up and teases the reveal brilliantly and then gives him all the best one liners.

    This is the best film of 2012. If anything tops it, it will have to be stupendous. Avengers Assemble is slick, smart and funny. We all have our favourites, and every character has their moment to shine.

    And when the Hulk catches Stark at the end a million geeks shed a fucking tear. Including this one.

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Jan, 2014

    Almost as good as Only God Forgives..

    Only kidding.

    However, Drive is most certainly not a modern masterpiece. Nor is Ryan Gosling the finest actor of our generation.

    Drive IS merely an exceptional movie, and Gosling is at best a poor mans Steve McQueen.

    They are both a perfect fit for each other, and this creates a perfect storm of very goodness.

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Jan, 2014

    Almost as good as Only God Forgives..

    Only kidding.

    However, Drive is most certainly not a modern masterpiece. Nor is Ryan Gosling the finest actor of our generation.

    Drive IS merely an exceptional movie, and Gosling is at best a poor mans Steve McQueen.

    They are both a perfect fit for each other, and this creates a perfect storm of very goodness.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Dec, 2012 3

    4 months and 3 watches later...

    ...and I STILL have an erection.

    Oscar worthy.

    Film 6 in The December Project: My Waterloo

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2012 14

    I still have an erection.

    But I have seen some bad reviews and it has stirred my anger, so this is my review. Or at least the best I can muster.

    NO SPOILERS.

    I have been so pumped today. Watching this movie made me immediately go to the pub and drink 10 pints of Lager.

    My erection levels for this film were set VERY high. I am a comic book geek. I fucking loved The Dark Knight, and so far…