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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Aug, 2014

    Wes Anderson is a formidable artist.

    One who is not to everyone's taste, but one who has already composed a work of art or two. In fact as every piece rolls on he is becoming more and more popular.

    His films now appear to appeal to all.

    All who love brilliance anyway.

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is brilliant. It's still "quirky", which, it seems, is still what newcomers find appealing about Wes Anderson. Although merely labelling GBH as quirky doesn't…

  • Her

    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…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jan, 2013 23

    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…

  • Django Unchained

    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…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2015

    Go on girl.

    Gone Girl is a terrific psychological thriller with an astonishing turn from Rosamund Pike.

    One that will surely make her a household name and an Oscar winning actress.

    The movies director, David Fincher, has set about establishing a completely new tone in order to make this insane story insanier. With Pike's performance airing on the side of Jack Nicholson she needed a steady straight man, and obviously Ben Affleck delivers this. Their oppositly pitched performances come at…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2014 4

    Marvel might just be the new Walt Disney Studios.

    And just like Walt Disney, they don't always get it right, but when they do, they get it very, very right.

    Guardians of the Galaxy was never really going to be a risk for Marvel. They have earned the right to success by being brave and constantly inventive.

    With Guardians they evolve that mantra even further. Taking us deeper into space, and indeed, comic book territory, this was always going to…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    Marvel might just be the new Walt Disney Studios.

    And just like Walt Disney, they don't always get it right, but when they do, they get it very, very right.

    Guardians of the Galaxy was never really going to be a risk for Marvel. They have earned the right to success by being brave and constantly inventive.

    With Guardians they evolve that mantra even further. Taking us deeper into space, and indeed, comic book territory, this was always going to…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Dec, 2014

    Marvel might just be the new Walt Disney Studios.

    And just like Walt Disney, they don't always get it right, but when they do, they get it very, very right.

    Guardians of the Galaxy was never really going to be a risk for Marvel. They have earned the right to success by being brave and constantly inventive.

    With Guardians they evolve that mantra even further. Taking us deeper into space, and indeed, comic book territory, this was always going to…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    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,…

  • 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…

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Feb, 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…

  • Gravity

    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…