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  • MASH 1970

    ★½ Watched 18 Dec, 2014

    I am sure you disagree with me. I am sure I don't care.

    There is hardly a second of this movie I didn't actively dislike.

    I added half a star for the credits.

  • The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Dec, 2014

    I can't believe how much I like this movie, but there's a good reason it's on the 1001 Movies list.

    Combines my favourite things about The Grey, The Thief of Bagdad and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and that's after the main character has a fascinating, non-Hollywood reaction to his affliction. Then it gives us the kind of ending I always sit in my chair begging for, but nobody is ever brave enough to make.

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  • 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 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…