The best thing about Iron Man 3 is its complete lack of AC/DC.
A sweet, simple story of man's best friend, enhanced by beautiful animation and art style, and an evocative, ambient soundtrack. The dog is impressively well-characterised and the palpable bond between the eponymous pair is low-key but touching. Told without dialogue and without much in the way of a plot, I worry the short succeeds or fails purely on your own opinion of dogs (though as an avid dog lover, my heart was most definitely warmed by it).
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…
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…