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  • Begin Again 2014

    ★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    How many times has John Carney made a charming, heartfelt and downright lovable movie about the spark between two people inspiring the recording of an album? Once. Because while Begin Again has everything Carney's debut had, and more - same basic plot, but with big-name stars, platinum-selling musicians, and a substantially bigger budget - it also has considerably less of what made Once such a charming little gem of a film.

    The will they/won't they love story between a busker…

  • World War Z 2013

    ★★½ Watched 22 Jun, 2013

    The zombies of World War Z are characterised by an innate desire to hurl themselves, forehead first and at full pelt, into the nearest glass structure they can find. And who could blame them?

    Despite the plane-hopping, episodic plot ("Oh, somebody in South Korea used the Z word in an email? Great, let's go!"), the film felt directionless and flat. Brad Pitt's ex-UN investigator is a little on the dull side, through no real fault of the actor. Giving the…

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  • The Imposter 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2012 4

    This fascinating documentary has such a compelling narrative that its dramatic structure rivals that of many a fictional “true crime” story. Tension builds, disturbing questions are raised and our captivating Imposter, Frédéric Bourdin, is framed to look straight into the camera, almost directly addressing us, and making us complicit in his act.

    It’s staggering what people will believe when they really want a lie to be the truth, but in a way, for much of the film, the audience is…

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Oct, 2011

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.