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  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2005

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Jan, 2013 12

    It seems reductive to compare something so fresh and original to other films, but Kiss Kiss Bang Bang feels like a hybrid mix of Lethal Weapon, Out of Sight, Chinatown, Midnight Run and Tarantino movies. It's got that perfect "buddy cop" chemistry, the unravelling mystery plot, the noir-ish sensibilities, the smart meta dialogue and fourth-wall shattering, the riotous black humour, the sharp, lightning-quick quips, the note-perfect timing, the surprising violence, the stylish, inventive direction, the sublime casting, the highly watchable…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2013 8

    For all the criticisms you can level at Quentin Tarantino as a writer and director, he's yet to make a bad or unenjoyable movie, and Django sits comfortably as one of his best and most entertaining films: a hugely enjoyable revenge story/spaghetti western, topped by outstanding performances and Tarantino's inimitably engrossing writing.

    It's hard to know what to write about specifically though: it's exactly what you'd expect from a Tarantino film (for the most part, at least). Not that that's…