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  • Herbie Fully Loaded

    Herbie Fully Loaded

    ★★★

    Our toddler was already a fan of VW Beetles so, naturally, loved Herbie. Letterboxd says I've only watched this twice but I'm pretty sure this is my third time round the block, and I'm giving this viewing an extra half star for the toddler entertainment value.

  • 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.

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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).