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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 21 May, 2015

    Undeniably epic, like a graphic novel come to life. Everything — the styling, colour, stunt work, props, cinematography, sound — has been dialled up to 11. I can't remember the last time I watched a film and was so impressed by the level to which costumes and props had been pushed to create a world and style. How much fun must they have had building those machines?!

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 15 May, 2015 2

    I really enjoyed the performances in Birdman. Ultimately I felt like the film was equal parts brilliance and wankery, so I found it hard to decipher how much I actually liked it. I suspect that some of the wankery was purposeful and supporting the main ideas, but I really wasn't in the mood to dwell on it too much.

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  • Drive

    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

    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).