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  • The Babadook

    The Babadook 2014

    ★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    Huge disappointment. I'm normally the biggest pussy in the room with horror films but this was mostly irritating rather than scary. I don't think I was meant to root for the monster in this but, man, I wanted that little kid to shut the fuck up!

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    Books should be books and films should be films,but sometimes...

  • Timecrimes

    Timecrimes 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Jan, 2016

    It's a bit 'Fisher Price: My First Time Travel Movie', but very enjoyable nonetheless.

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    Exit Through the Gift Shop 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2016

    Can't believe I avoided this for so long, very pleasantly surprised.

  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2016

    Loved the animation in this, could have done without seeing Courtney Love's boobs. Made me wish I had more free time to play the guitar and make noises.

  • Everest

    Everest 2015

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2016

    A group of rich people try to get as high as they possibly can, but when their trip goes bad they find themselves asking "what if you can never come down?".

    Worth watching while having a toot, incidentally the highest I've been is on a trip to Peru, 13,800 feet above sea level while hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. That was my 'Everest' and I had a much better time of it than these fools. Either way, keep drinking the coca tea.

  • Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD

    Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2016

    People often say how influential 2000AD was on them growing up, well mostly people of a certain age who grew up in the UK anyway, and for me it's also true. Letting out my 80's love for the comic and its characters during a job interview helped me get my foot in the door of the publishing industry - for good or ill. I lost interest during the 90s so this talking heads documentary was a great way to catch…

  • CB4

    CB4 1993

    ★★★ Rewatched 22 Jan, 2016

    I fucked ya woman, I fucked ya cat! I woulda fucked yo moma but tha bitch was too fat! It's a spoof movie, but its subject matter was so rediculous to begin with that it makes you wonder why they even bothered making Straight Out Of Compton. This did it all over twenty years ago, has CHARLIE MURRRPHAYYY being niggerish as hell and arguably the best soundtrack ever.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jan, 2016

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

    Frequently beautiful and immersive as this is, there was often something not quite right that took me out of the experience. Some shots felt too staged, the wide angle self consciously bending enough to capture everything just so. It was at odds with the sense of reality all the other departments went above and beyond to capture. Having the character you've shared the journey with turn on you with that accusatory stare at the end sadly fell a little flat.…

  • Ran

    Ran 1985

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Jan, 2016

    Kurosawa's use of movement is well documented, something I was hugely looking forward to witnessing first hand and certainly didn't disappoint. But, while the battle formations and attacks on castles were deliciously spectacular and suitably epic, it was the more intimate moments that surprised me. Some of the sequences in Ran are among the most beautiful and striking I've seen in cinema, I'd list them but if you've seen it you already know and if you've not then my descriptions wouldn't do them justice.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2016

    Tarantino's eighth film is so full of hate it's not a particularly easy watch, especially with some of the early racist 'jokes' playing uncomfortably well in my local cinema (racism is alive and well in Essex shocker). I struggled to feel much tension throughout due to not having any sympathetic characters to root for. Distrust and deception, sure, but far from the palpable sense of paranoia magicked up in The Thing. It's a deadly slow watch too, with the director…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Jan, 2016

    Still a bit good.