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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    Awards season surely beckons for David Fincher's latest, which is a beautifully constructed thriller with real nastiness and bite.

    Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike both give gong-worthy performances and the story unspools in a way that always keeps you guessing.

    This is a film we're going to be hearing about for years.

  • What We Did on Our Holiday 2014

    ★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    This might be the weirdest film I've seen all year.

    For the first 45 minutes or so, this is exactly what you'd expect from the team behind Outnumbered. It's a frothy, amusing comedy featuring witty kids and put-upon parents.

    However, the film takes a ludicrously dramatic and morbid swerve at its midpoint. At this moment, the film takes leave of tone and just flutters about like a stunned moth, unable to decide which lightbulb it wants to bang its head…

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  • 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 2013

    ½ Watched 12 Apr, 2013

    I have three thoughts:

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