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  • Love, Rosie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    Predictable from minute one, but it carries such a winning charm that I found it impossible to dislike. Lily Collins makes for a wonderful lead, imbuing her part with a vast range of convincing emotion. The screenplay is funny, witty, quirky without ever feeling desperate (unlike some of the marketing hashtag campaigns, ugh). It's not going to convert any detractors of the genre, but for rom-com acolytes, there's much to love about Love, Rosie.

  • This Is Where I Leave You 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    I'm a sucker for movies that prominently feature bickering. And when the cast enacting said bickering is as marvellously talented and effortlessly funny as this lot, well, you're speaking my language. It doesn't quite capitalise on the potential of the shivah setup as effectively as it might have, and the family reunion setup is a little hoary at this juncture, but this still proved an extremely enjoyable, sharply funny watch for me.

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  • Diana 2013

    Watched 21 Sep, 2013 4

    I demand someone, somewhere be held responsible for this atrocity. Wooden, sloppy and hilariously silly, this is amateur-hour filmmaking and a disappointment on every level. Avoid. For your own sake. (Mitigating factor: Naveen Andrews does his best.)

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2014 4

    A meticulously-animated blend of exciting kid-flick comedy-action, and insightful commentary on such. It works on so many different levels: there's the meta-referencing, there's the self-aware understanding of Lego and rules and what it means to break them; but there's also the thrilling action parody, the near-constant runs of insanely good jokes, and the beautifully realised, Lego-fied look. I'll be extremely impressed if any 2014 animated movie outdoes this high-water mark.