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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Oct, 2014

    Loved this. Up to a point. Even once it started getting silly, I thought, 'this is Fincher's most fun film yet' (in a good way) and the satirical, dark comedic aspects I wasn't expecting all worked. And then it went too far and got a little too silly, even if it meant he could tie things up thematically, I stopped believing in any of the characters for the last 20mins. But all said n done, was still a lot of…

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    Bland people dicking around in the foreground, glimpses of some monsters dicking around in the background. With super intense incongruous 'action movie' music continually reminding us something exciting's supposed to be happening. Rare moments of visual brilliance ain't enough to save it.

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Jan, 2014

    Though always great to see Scorsese back in full flight Goodfellas mode, it kept reminding me of how I felt watching Bay's Pain & Gain. Despite the obvious similarities in theme and era, it's the uncomfortable comedic tone in places, the grotesquery, the vileness of the protagonists we're being asked to follow and that in both films do somewhat seduce (though ultimately repel) you. Only in Pain & Gain, though murderers, are somehow more likeable for their ineptitude. Still a better film stylistically than Pain & Gain though.

  • Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist 2014

    ★★½ Added

    Quite good, but not as engaging as The Armstrong Lie, despite being a more likeable subject matter