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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    Not quite transcendent, but the sheer scope of the narrative, and the way Nolan deftly weaves emotional intensity with scientific awe, cannot be underestimated. Utterly stunning visuals, complex and convincing performances, and a narrative that, for all its flaws, leaves you wide-eyed, agape and gasping for more. Nolan harnesses the raw power of cinema so thoroughly that I'd feel churlish to detract more than a half-star.

  • Laggies 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    A likeable, funny flick that never really transcends the conventions of the arrested development genre. The central cast are all on great form, though; Knightley, Moretz and Rockwell embody their roles perfectly.

    Retitled "Say When" for the UK.

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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.