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  • Grimsby

    Grimsby

    ★★★½

    That's Planet Earth 2 ruined then...

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    The musical is a genre that I try to embrace, but when that switch occurs from reality to fantasy I have an involuntary cringe reflex. I've watched Grease a shitload of times which has helped, plus I loved Once, but La La Land's opening number had me gripping the armrest of my cinema seat wondering what I'd let myself in for. Thankfully the majority of this was rather excellent.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★

    What a lovely, charming and funny film this is. It's on Netflix!

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    First ever screening with a live orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, London. Scorsese sent a video message, but great intro by composer Herrmann's widow. First one of these live performances I've been to and loved it!

  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    ★★★★

    Lavish life

  • Stroszek

    Stroszek

    ★★★★

    I think the lack of box office success was the result of a certain Sci-Fi movie that came out the same year...I'm doped up on cold medicine tho so perhaps found the dancing chicken more captivating than it should have been.

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★

    Strong follow up to Blue Ruin, but not as good as the hype suggested.

  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★★

    Considering how I feel about Love Actually this was a triumph!

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Last year's The Force Awakens was like one great big hug of a movie, reassuringly familiar and played about as safe as you could with something us manchildren still hold very dear to our hearts - the magic of Star Wars. To those who never felt it that will sound like some corny shit, but the funny thing is, it's real. So when I first heard they were basing a spin off film around how the rebels got their hands…

  • The Devils

    The Devils

    ★★★★★

    A Nun having a sad cum, Reed's facial hair and a crocodile are some of the highlights. A lot more accessible than I was expecting and another one to add to my 'Films my mate Dave made me watch' list.

    Thanks Dave.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★★

    Has it really only been a year since this came out, already it feels like an old favourite I can put on and get swept away by. Ready to travel back in the timeline this weekend with Rogue One for something a bit darker...

  • The Night Before

    The Night Before

    ★★★

    In an attempt to force me out of the house to do some Christmas shopping I put this on...but then Michael Shannon turned up and I had to watch the whole thing. It's true that you can't polish a turd, but you can certainly Michael Shannon it. Sort of a remake of A Christmas Carol, but with aweful hip hop karaoke.