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  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Nov, 2014

    The sort of film where it ends and you want to clap slowly while exclaiming "Bravo!" in appreciation of Gyllenhaal's performance. Best impression of a lizard ever, and a tense film that avoids painting by numbers. I was glad to have caught this one on the big screen.

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Nov, 2014

    A great film, and I'm glad that I decided on watching it before reading the book* because I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much knowing how everything plays out in advance. Fincher has an outstanding track record, and while I wouldn't put this alongside his best it certainly continues his consistent hit rate.

    * Who am I kidding, I'm never going to pick up the book now.

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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).