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  • The Rover

    The Rover 2014

    ★★★ Watched 04 Mar, 2015

    "For its first hour a captivating and uncompromising blend of contemporary Western and dystopian road movie set to a suitably minimalist, cacophonous soundtrack. The main issue is that Michôd's film runs out of steam during the final forty minutes". Read my full review of The Rover at Film Intel

  • Maleficent

    Maleficent 2014

    ★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2015

    "Jolie clearly enjoys herself in the role [of Maleficent], at her best when she's occasionally allowed to inject a wry sense of humour into the character. These moments are too few and far between however, with much of Maleficent taking itself far too seriously... The fantasy realm in which the film takes place feels devoid of warmth or authentic magic, a landscape that never rings true populated by computer-generated critters and human figures we largely never get to know". Read my full review of Maleficent at Film Intel

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  • Home Alone

    Home Alone 1990

    ★★★★ Rewatched 01 Dec, 2012

    Joe Pesci delivers the biggest Christmas miracle of the '90s by not swearing for the entire film. Full review here

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2012

    The weakest of Nolan's Batman films, but not by much. Strong performances and breathtaking action sequences, coupled with emotional and thematic threads satisfyingly tied up; this is a great conclusion to a superb trilogy. Full review here