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  • The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

    The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Sw... (2014)

    July 23, 2014

    Moving, terrifying, infuriating!

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street (2014)

    June 25, 2014

    Tatum cements his ability to do comedy here. An even funnier outing than the original, Lord and Miller give us some great visual gags and in-jokes. Schmidt's walk of shame (twice) is genius.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla (2014)

    June 10, 2014

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

    May 26, 2014

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

    May 25, 2014

    The most audible reaction from the audience was the nude scene when the 70s incarnation of Jackman's Wolverine is introduced - and he is huge. Other highlights of the film are a great slow mo sequence while Quicksilver has some fun, Magneto's tantrum on a plane, and the use of 70s news reel film stock in a couple of key scenes. The 70s wardrobe is also great. The ending will also bring a tear to the eye of anyone who has come to empathise with Wolverine over the past few movies. It's a shame that most of the filler is a little so so, largely comprised of unnecessary "emotional" exposition scenes a la Dark Knight Rises. It is an interesting reversal to the Hollywood archetype that while most of our heroes are played by Brits, an Aussie and an Irishman, the baddy is an American.

  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday (1982)

    May 18, 2014

    Some terrific performances particularly from Hoskins and Mirren. Enthralling viewing. Also watch out for a baby faced Pierce Brosnan and a prepubescent Dexter Fletcher.

  • Mrs. Doubtfire

    Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

    April 30, 2014

    Other than the American insistence on referring to Britain as "England" given that Williams gives a passable Morningside accent this holds up rather well 20 years on. The then 46 year old Sally Fields looks as great as ever, Williams has some great moments of improv, and it has quite a progressive stance for its time on gender roles and managing custody post divorce. It feels shorter than its two hour running time as it is never dull. Williams gets his shot at Bond a couple years before his co-star which is a bonus.

  • Her

    Her (2013)

    April 28, 2014

    Opening to a breathy track from The Breeders was a great start, Theodor comes across as part Leonard Hofstadter / part Magnum PI. An insightful look at the human condition. Anyone still unconvinced as to Kristen Wiig's sex appeal won't be after experiencing her performance as Sexy Kitten here.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

    April 27, 2014

    An improvement over the previous entry, the relationship between Parker and Stacey is developed well. It's a shame that can't really be said of the one between Parker and Osborn.

  • Attack the Block

    Attack the Block (2011)

    April 26, 2014

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