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  • The Killing of America

    The Killing of America

    ★★★★

    I probably shouldn't have gone from playing Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Wii U to watching this, that's a lot of death to process in one sitting. Henry Rollins said of all the places he has been to (and he is very well travelled for an American) the US is the most dangerous because it is the most free. There certainly seems to be something in that. Most of this shockumentary from the early 80s shows, using graphic footage,…

  • Cell

    Cell

    ★★

    This goes to show I'll watch John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson in anything...

  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

    ★★★★

    This would have been better handled as a TV series, but still was great seeing these characters again. Renton saving Spud was a proper standout moment.

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★★

    Refresher as I'm off to see the sequel soon. Proper class like.

  • Summer Wars

    Summer Wars

    ★★★

    I don't really fucks with anime when the characters extreme emotions are overly exaggerated, skin filling up pink, huge beads of perspiration, etc. Unfortunately there is a load of that going on here, especially at the very end. But the virtual reality action sequences and the human drama of the family kept me engaged.

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★½

    The bit in the snow does drag, but otherwise still properly awesome on a rewatch.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts

    ★★½

    It was alright, not sure you're meant to laugh towards the end but was OK over all despite that.

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★★

    Surprise birthday screening at Prince Charles Cinema, could have sworn I'd seen this classic back in the day but it all felt fresh while oddly familiar. Probably due to all that influence flying about and the upcoming live action movie - which seems like a completely mental move on Hollywood's part. Not Akira mental, but still overly bold if you ask me. I mean it swings from laid way back in the cut to FUCKING LETS SHOOT SHIT UP GET TITS OUT AND RIP BODY PARTS OFF RAHHHHH!!! I liked how the weapon designer practically had top billing...that briefcase gun was pretty dope.

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★

    When this was released I think I was a bit over Brad Pitt so gave it a miss, but ten years later it was Casey Affleck's inclusion that made me give it a go and I'm glad I did. Both give strong performances and there is a great support cast to enjoy, along with some beautiful cinematography all adding up to an intriguing and immersive tale.

  • Grimsby

    Grimsby

    ★★★½

    That's Planet Earth 2 ruined then...

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    The musical is a genre that I try to embrace, but when that switch occurs from reality to fantasy I have an involuntary cringe reflex. I've watched Grease a shitload of times which has helped, plus I loved Once, but La La Land's opening number had me gripping the armrest of my cinema seat wondering what I'd let myself in for. Thankfully the majority of this was rather excellent.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★

    What a lovely, charming and funny film this is. It's on Netflix!