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  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    ★★★

    As the mystery surrounding the titular little girl unfolds, this slow paced, atmospheric drama offers a modicum of intrigue and particularly sturdy performances from a 13 year old Jodie Foster and Martin Sheen playing a sadistic pedophile.

    The tone flits wistfully between romantic drama and tragic mystery as this solitary child and her past are revealed over the 90 minute runtime. Her relationship with a young Scott Jacoby is endearing and utterly disarms you to the cold, calculating creature she…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★★

    This is most certainly a second tier MCU movie but that's no bad thing. Still far more enjoyable than the majority of blockbuster cinema and the inclusion of Elizabeth Olsen, Andy Serkis and Spader-Man just sweetens the deal.

    I've already caught this four other times since release so I've pretty much exhausted my original thought on this movie. It's a great deal of fun but feels like Joss Whedon treading old ground with some shiny new bells and whistles thrown in to keep momentum going.

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★★

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…