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  • Her 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2014

    Weird and uncomfortable and singular and forward-looking and inward-looking and odd and strange and funny and clever and thoughtful and amazing-looking and I think I need to see it again, because I'm sure I didn't catch everything about it, but I think I liked it rather a lot.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jul, 2014

    Occasionally thrilling, and DiCaprio is fantastic throughout (even if he is basically just doing an amazing Ray Liotta impression). But it's hard not to compare it to American Hustle, and it's just not as good as American Hustle. Not only is it nowhere near as much fun, but you never want them to get away with it. It's a film about scumbags being scumbags that never *quite* goes as far in judging them as its obvious counterpart (Goodfellas) did. Particularly given that the real-life version of the main scumbag turns up in a cameo at the end.

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  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 2007

    ★★★★★ Added

    You wouldn’t think a documentary about thirtysomething men who devote their entire lives to beating each others’ top scores on Donkey Kong and other ’80s arcade games to be that compelling – but it is, bizarrely and magnificently so. Most of the discussion about it centres on the awe-inspiringly malevolent Billy Mitchell – and it’s true that he’s a pantomime supervillain to put Lex Luthor, Doctor Doom and the Master to shame – but my favourite aspect by far is…

  • Rush 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2013 1

    "When it hits top gear, Rush is a thrilling, frenetic experience that immerses the viewer fully in a world that's equal parts grit and glamour, with admirable attention to detail and – despite a few liberties taken here and there – a determination to be even-handed about both its protagonists. It's difficult to say whether the human story alone is enough to appeal to those who aren't at least passing fans of F1, but whenever it gets behind the wheel it has a serious claim to being the best motor sport movie yet."