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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★

    I really wish I’d seen this in the cinema, because the visual quality of this film is quite breathtaking — and so much more incredible when you know how they made it. Laika have really outdone themselves on this one.

  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    ★★★★

    I think I'll always have time for this film. You can't say it's unpredictable, but seeing it again reminded me just how great the cast is (and reaffirms my love for the Gos/Stone combo, having recently seen La La Land).

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    A beautifully crafted film, with consideration in every shot and a kick-ass soundtrack. Winding Refn certainly earned his Best Director award at Cannes this year, helped greatly by the outstanding performances of Gosling and Mulligan. I'll definitely need to see this again, and while I'm not much a fan of ultra-violence I couldn't imagine it working any other way in this film.

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★½

    BWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMP!

    So epic it hurts. I'm willing to gloss over the few plot questions it leaves and just be enveloped by the killer combo of Nolan & Zimmer (whose soundtrack, incidentally, makes *everything* feel epic if you put it on loud enough).