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  • Googlewhack Adventure 2004

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Aug, 2014

    One of the best live performances I've ever seen, a marvellously funny two-hour Powerpoint-and-stand-up-comedy jaunt through Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure. Gorman is a natural comedian and his true-story tale here is outstanding, a genuinely hilarious and enthralling look at the chain of madness a single email set off..

  • If I Stay 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Aug, 2014

    What could've proved syrupy and mawkish is grounded by a number of well-drawn characters and performances (Moretz and Keach deserve all of the superlatives) and a neat structure that genuinely enhances our understanding. Heart-on-sleeve melodrama that works pretty well.

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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.