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  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2 2015

    ★★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2015

    A rather disappointing followup to the superior original.

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2015

    Having read the book very recently I was pretty excited/nervous to see how they were going to translate this into a movie, but thankfully they did a great job and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I suspect I may have enjoyed it even more if I hadn't read the book — so much of it felt like it came together too quickly & easily in comparison, and there are some notable exclusions and alterations — but when you have to compress a…

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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


    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).