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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Dec, 2014

    Could not go into 2015 without seeing this film.
    I mean it's got a tree person. A raccoon. An alien. Strike that 2 aliens, and of cause an earth bound traveler.
    This film though does something that the other Marvel films don't. That is telling a story with a strong emotional core, and allow time to explore a satisfying emotional journey for each of the core characters in the heroic ensemble.
    It's that aspect, along side the dazzling special effects…

  • October Sky 1999

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    Oh I love a Laura Dern movie. She's one of my favorite actresses around and this film doesn't disappoint.
    One of those heart warming family friendly bio picks.
    Well worth a look.
    If not to marvel at how young Jake Gyllenhaal looked.

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  • The Rover 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Dec, 2014

    I don't often watch Australian films.
    But after watching Animal Kingdom I was excited to see what David Michôd would do next.
    And this, Post Apocalyptic, Western, Australian Road Trip, thriller, drama was something I had definitely not seen before.
    It's incredibly rich in subtext. Multi layered in it's complexity, and thematic territory, slow paced, but completely absorbing and hooking.
    This film may not be to everyone's taste however, it's gritty realism and long takes, might put people off, but…

  • Cinema Paradiso 1988

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    An amazing film.