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  • Tropical Malady

    Tropical Malady 2004

    ★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Please ignore the star rating and placement on lists. I never have any idea what to do with Weerasethakul's films.

    Which is not to say that I don't enjoy them, or that I don't want to keep watching them. He's fascinating, even as he's frustrating me. Reading other people's reactions is like reading about a totally different film that I haven't seen.

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015

    ★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2015

    The slickness of the direction quickly becomes irritating, as we realise every single scene is just empty and pointless. I'm sure the terrible presentation at my local cinema didn't help, but I can't imagine enjoying this under any circumstances.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Oct, 2014

    One of the year's very best movies.

    David Fincher never gives me exactly what I'm expecting. Here, I wasn't even close. I'm told that while the plot sticks close to the book, the utterly bizarre sense of humour is new for the movie.

    It's a tone that turns an insane plot into something truly special. Fincher knew how crazy this story was, and by the time it gets where it's going, it felt like the plot itself was part of…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2014

    Look, it's exactly as good as the last one was. What that means depends on who you are.

    For my part, while it's one of the biggest special effects spectaculars of the year, it's still an hour too long, and filled with humour that doesn't work and action you can't see.

    It's almost incredible how little replacing the lead characters changed the movie. Wahlberg is supposed to be the hero, but he's repetitive and annoying about his daughter the whole…