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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Mar, 2014

    A wonderful looking film. So much creativity with the story, characters, set design and costumes. Really great to see these imaginative charming stories up on the big screen.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 May, 2013

    As usual with all great film makers films this got better second watch. Brilliant stuff that flew by its long runtime.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Jun, 2013

    Third watch and it keeps getting better. Great stuff.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2013

    Really enjoyed this. I always find that Tarantinos films get better every watch. Ive never loved one of his films after the first watch but grow to love them on subsequent viewings. This is no different but am really looking forward to seeing this again. QT does a great table scene doesnt he? Im sure in a few years time people will be holding this in the same regard as Basterds is now.

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Really beautifully shot film with an interesting idea. Very weird the whole idea and it is played well by Phoenix who does the weirdo role well. Its a bit similar to the 80s electric dreams film which is nowhere near as well made but somehow more fun. This just lacked a bit of warmth and felt a bit uncomfortable at times. Still a very interesting watch and so good to look at. Jones certainly is creative and has a very artful eye.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 May, 2014

    Just as much fun second time. I noticed first watch that the editing was suffered from some bad continuation and this time it seemed far worse. An example would be the scene when they are explaining the expenses....they are all laughing in one shot then the next they are all straight faced the next. The Mcconechy scene has a good few jarring continuity errors too. There is a lot as it goes on through the film.

    Anyway, what am I on about. This film is brilliant fun and has some great comedy in there.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2014


    This was amazing fun. Sat like a big kid with a stupid grin on my face for the most of it. I had avoided any trailers and new nothing about it so it was a real surprise to find it more of a comedy than anything else. Sort of put me in mind of Filth, Goodfellas and Wall Street all mixed together into a big bowl of crazy fun film.

    After about a minute there had been dwarf throwing and cocaine snorted of a ladies bum. It kind of carried on at the same pace and with the same level fun. Great stuff!

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2013

    Wow. This was something special. Managed to avoid any trailers (usually by sitting with my eyes closed at the cinema!) and was blown away by this stunning film. Even the 3D was brilliant and I don't often say that. Most films I can sit and work out how things were put together but this left me scratching my head a lot of the time. So well put together and ramps up the tension beautifully. Great perfomance from Bullock and i can;t wait to watch it again and also can;t wait to see what Cuaron does next. Great stuff and certainly my favourite of the year.

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Mar, 2014

    Dont need to say too much. Still just as good on my home 3d tv. Great nerve shredding tension and wonderful visuals make this a cracker.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    This was a real surprise bit of fun. Much more grown up than I expected and loved the nod to all the 80s stuff. Very funny as well which added to the fun. The best Marvel movie for a while for me. It was almost like a modern Flash Gordon for me which is a good thing as I loved that back then but it has dated badly over the years. This had the same fun space adventure concept though and did it really well.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Nov, 2014

    Really good stuff and up a half star for me. Great comedy and some real originality. Good to see marvel having the balls to try something a bit more out there. Works superbly.

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014

    Possibly the greatest trashy movie ever made. It put me in mind of Basic instinct in the fact it is one of these real B movie type stories and both are really well done by great directors. Fincher can't do any wrong for me and this was great fun. I knew nothing about it going in at all apart from the fact it was DF directing. It was not at all the type of film that I thought he would make, but he did and its well worth the watch. Looking forward to watching this again.