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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    "Where [Guardians] succeeds is in all the ways in which it falls back upon the tried and tested. It's sharp, it's deliciously funny, it's self-aware without ever descending into self-parody, it looks fantastic (and sounds it whenever the music is playing, although it does also occasionally have dialogue level problems) and it entertains from start to an almost unconventionally strong (for Marvel) final act. The elements that may have been risks succeed because they're part of a film that is always sure of itself - and which has the most infectious sense of enjoyment this side of Knowhere."


  • 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.

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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."