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  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    This film is way too much fun.

  • Electrick Children 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    I really enjoyed this film. The premise sounds like it has the potential to be awful, but first-time director Rebecca Thomas handles the elements of the film with a nice subtlety where others may have pushed them too far (e.g. the hicks arriving in a big city, or life at the commune). I have to say that Julia Garner was perfectly cast as the lead, Rachel, and she was backed up by great supporting actors. The film felt fresh and understated to me, and still has me thinking about it the next morning.

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  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Nov, 2011 6

    A beautifully crafted film, with consideration in every shot and a kick-ass soundtrack. Winding Refn certainly earned his Best Director award at Cannes this year, helped greatly by the outstanding performances of Gosling and Mulligan. I'll definitely need to see this again, and while I'm not much a fan of ultra-violence I couldn't imagine it working any other way in this film.

  • Inception 2010

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 02 Oct, 2011 4


    So epic it hurts. I'm willing to gloss over the few plot questions it leaves and just be enveloped by the killer combo of Nolan & Zimmer (whose soundtrack, incidentally, makes *everything* feel epic if you put it on loud enough).