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  • The Motivation 2013

    ★★ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    As adverts for skateboard championships go this wasn't as bad as it could have been due to the competitors each being interesting enough, but could have done with more skating...that would have been sick! Had more product placement than a Michael Bay movie, but I guess it made sense here...fancy a Mountain Dew now though, that's a drink, right? Sick!

  • Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    "A pimp is the loneliest bastard on Earth. He's gotta know his whores. He can't let them know him. He's gotta be God all the way."

    Robert Beck's writing made a big impact on me when I was growing up. His books did then what The Wire has recently been doing to people's heads. Giving them an experience both fascinating and horrifying, yet completely compelling - told by somebody who has absolutely lived that life...for real. Beck was a pimp…

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013

    ★★★ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    Last time she hid up a tree, but this time they've whipped her boyf and beaten up her fashion designer. Shit is about to get real.

    And all joking aside, as much as I want to mention the granny riding around on Aquaman's back like Yoda, shit does get pretty real at the end there and finally I think I've been won over by this series. Just don't tell anybody, ok?

  • We Are the Best! 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    Three girls brought together through their hatred of the high jump team and love of alternative hairstyles. Like Stand By Me if Stand By Me wasn't a load of bollocks!

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    Fincher has secured his place as a true master director here, skilfully manipulating his audience at the level of Hitchcock. Brilliantly cast, wonderfully shot and utterly compelling storytelling from start to finish.

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    Well that's something you don't see every day...

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2014

    They say " It's not the destination, but the journey that matters." Who says that exactly? Surfers, Hippies and trustafarian students on a gap year, basically people who don't commute into and out of the capital day in and day out on a train, I expect. When it comes to movies the destination generally needs to be a pretty fucking good one, lets not forget Sunshine and I Am Legend...so it's a little frustrating that Snowpiercer's last stop was the cinematic equivalent of pulling into Skegness. But the journey there, man, in this instance is well worth the ticket!

  • All Is Lost 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Sep, 2014

    Watching this was a real effort. Chandor makes you feel every bit of his lone survivor's struggle, the ageing Redford's physical performance impressive throughout. It's an incredibly tangible experience, the claustrophobia at times comfortingly secure yet with the threat of entrapment, the tight camera work a constant reminder that there is ultimately no escape to be had. Slowly the naturalistic survival story gives away to a more symbolic examination of old age and mortality. As it does, the haunting sea…

  • Noah 2014

    Watched 04 Aug, 2014

    Noah is hard as fuck!

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 31 Jul, 2014

    Packed with surprises and at times wonderfully inventive, I fell pretty hard for this joyful piece of comicbook sci-fi. It made me feel like a kid again and reminded me how vast and exciting i used to imagine space to be. Plus its genuinely funny and touching. Yep, I'm hooked...

  • Holy Motors 2012

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    Revels in the absurdity of performance, both in cinema and life.

  • Europa Report 2013

    ★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2014

    I guess I don't find ice to be that scary, ice in space is still ice. I have some in my freezer. I put some in my cider earlier.