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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Feb, 2015

    As far as superhero films are concerned the X-Men series has always been one of my favourites, and while not all the films have hit the mark the last two have definitely been some of the best of the bunch. The crossover of the two universes here (future vs past) means a stellar cast, and I was happy to see Fassbender and McAvoy return to play the younger Stewart and McKellen. The film is pretty serious in nature (the fate…

  • The Skeleton Twins 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2015

    I like to see comedians playing dramatic roles, and in terms of that category I think Skeleton Twins would easily cruise into my top 5. Hader and Wiig have an effortless chemistry, no doubt helped by their time together Saturday Night Live, and it certainly helps the believability of their brother-sister relationship in the film (that almost swings into romance territory at times, which would be super weird if it weren't for the fact Hader's character is gay). This film…

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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).