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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    A tonne of fun, with great humour throughout. In the early parts of the film I wasn't so sure how much I'd get into it, but by the end I was smiling like I'd just watched a classic 80's summer blockbuster (and the soundtrack certainly fits).

  • Not Fade Away 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Aug, 2014

    Not Fade Away can't be talked about without first mentioning that it was written and directed by David Chase of Sopranos fame. I've never watched The Sopranos, but I'm sure that will mean something to a lot of you. Regarding the film itself, centered around a young man joining a band and trying to make it big, it didn't exactly blow me away but I definitely felt many moments of resonance — especially having spent a lot of my youth…

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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

    BWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMP!

    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).