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  • Blue Ruin

    Blue Ruin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2015

    This was a nice, stripped-down thriller that goes in some really nice directions. I'm not sure that it deserves the rampant praise it got on release though.

  • Diamonds Are Forever

    Diamonds Are Forever 1971

    ★★★½ Rewatched 13 Jul, 2015

    Diamonds Are Forever is a return to “case of the week”-style Bond films rather than the continued pursuit of SPECTRE. With Blofeld out of the way before the credits, Bond is tasked with doing some “plain solid work”, only to find himself sucked back into SPECTRE’s world. Whilst this robs the film of its emotional push, it gives the entertainment a whole new impetus.

    Free of much dramatic heavy lifting, Connery does some of his best quipping and schmoozing. His…

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Oct, 2012 3

    Hands down the funniest film to have Judd Apatow's name attached to it, Anchorman is already a comedy classic only eight years after its initial release. Many of its quotes are ingrained in popular culture and the mere mention of the film's name causes most human beings to spew forth with quotes.

    Every scene of the film crackles with quotable dialogue: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's script being up amongst the funniest Hollywood has ever produced. In Ron Burgundy, Ferrell…

  • Scary Movie 5

    Scary Movie 5 2013

    ½ Watched 12 Apr, 2013

    I have three thoughts:

    1) Yawn.
    2) Sigh.
    3) Just fucking why?