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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Avengers: Age of Ultron
½

Maybe I'm just getting too old or maybe I've just become too cynical but this film took a little luster off my excitement for future Marvel films. It had some fantastic moments but felt bloated and far too convoluted for what it is. Also, the best line involving Ultron in comic history is never uttered. "Ultron, we would have words with thee!".

Alice (Neco z Alenky)

What Svankmajer has made here is one of the trippiest, unflinchingly weird films i have ever seen. Kohoutova is fantastic as Alice and her narration. However there is something lacking which stops this film being a truly coherent film, i feel the director was so focused on his style that the editing and scripting suffered.

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Peter Seller's Dr Strangelove dominates the screen and is far and away that absolute best and funniest performance in the entire film.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
½

This film had so much potential to be awesome and it just failed to live up to the expectations First Class set up. It was very good, but it could have been fantastic.

Hunger
Hunger(2009)

Extremely powerful and wonderfully acted. There is a long take that is absolutely astounding. Definitely a must see but not for the faint of heart.

Kill Your Darlings

With so much acting talent i expected this to be so much better than what it was.

The Sweeney
The Sweeney(2013)
½

I usually really enjoy Nick Love's films, he has a creative way of working within his budget and always brings something fresh to the table. This film is so generic and bland that it doesn't feel like a Nick Love film. The pacing is ridiculously bad, the film isn't even 2 hours long and it dragged so much. Ben Drew is always enjoyable to watch on screen but he is squandered on this film. Ray Winstone is doing his usual i'm hard, come and have a fucking go routine and it just makes the film bland. Not a bad film, but not a good one either.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The three leads are absolutely stunning in their roles turning what could have been a somewhat bland film into an emotionally charged drama.

The Wolverine

It shows flashes of brilliance and a truly brutal Wolverine but overall this film is severely lacking a great supervillain, a compelling story and action set pieces that mean it drags from beginning to end.

Quantum of Solace

This film is just over 100 minutes long yet still manages to drag it's feet in the middle.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This isn't typical Marvel fare, this is an espionage film featuring superheroes. Marvel pulls it off perfectly with barely a misstep in sight.

Elysium
Elysium(2013)
½

The pacing issues, especially in the second act and the script isn't the best, the performances are great and Copley especially is fantastic, nowhere near as awesome as District 9 though.

Oldboy
Oldboy(2013)
½

Although this film keeps loosely within the original story of the original, it is the small changes that Spike Lee has made and how uninspired and shallow the choices are. Inferior in every single way to the original. Instead of wasting your time on this, please watch the original.

Rush
Rush(2013)

Brilliantly directed, fast paced with two fantastic lead performances means Rush is a non-stop roller coaster that doesn't let up until the credits roll.

Gravity
Gravity(2013)

Tense, gripping and incredibly fast paced.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Superior in every way to its predecessor, though the odd pacing, some poorly developed secondary characters and minor script problems mean this film is far from perfect.

Frozen
Frozen(2013)
½

This film definitely has it's charm and is sprinkled with genuinely laugh out loud moments but there is some magic missing from the newest entry from Disney.

Walk the Line

Fantastic performances by all and very impressive that Phoenix and Witherspoon did their own vocals. The film starts to dwindle around the end of the second act but shoots right back up to a non-stop ride of Johnny Cash's life.

Captain Phillips

Fantastic performances from both Hanks and newcomer Abdi. Very tense film let down slightly by the shaky-cam insistent Greengrass.

The Wolf of Wall Street
½

Similar to Goodfellas in its execution and style this film is full of great performances and memorable scenes, all this held together by DiCaprio giving an amazing performance makes this film the best Scorsese film since it's spiritual predecessor, Goodfellas.

Dallas Buyers Club

A close and personal look back at the effects the Aids crisis had on people, supported fantastically by Matthew McConaughey giving probably his best performance to date and Jared Leto being almost equally as impressive. This is powerful film-making at it's finest.

12 Years a Slave

Ejiofor gives an absolute powerhouse performance, it is beautifully shot which is in stark contrast to the grim matters shown on screen, Nyong'o also gives an absolutely, breathtakingly, heartbreaking performance.

Her
Her(2013)

An extremely interesting and heartwarming look at relationships and how they are defined. Brilliant performances from Phoenix and Johansson just elevate how great this film is.

We're The Millers

The story shares a lot of similarities with "Cheech & Chong Up in Smoke" without the laughs. The cast all have their funny moments but the inconsistency in their delivery and in the script is often so jarring that it takes you right out of the film.

Lee Daniels' The Butler
½

The story sometimes loses its way and is not as powerful as the material suggests, it is however extremely well acted and directed.

Carrie
Carrie(2013)

Julianne Moore is as fantastic as always, there are some nice little modern touches to the film, a lot of laughably bad, unnecessary CG. Overall this film is no better or worse than the Spacek Original. Where one lacks, the other succeeds in various ways.

Saw
Saw(2004)

Brilliantly written and directed by the horror powerhouses known as Leigh Whannell and James Wan.

Sound of My Voice
½

This film pulls you in instantly and doesn't release it's grip until the credits start to roll.

Doubt
Doubt(2008)

This cast give phenomenal performances, truly making this film a triumph of actors.

The Silence of the Lambs

Fantastic performances, great directing and an interesting story save this often contrived script and turn it into a fantastic film.

Event Horizon
½

Great Sci-Fi horror film with dabs of The Shining and Alien throughout.

Punch-Drunk Love

Sandler proving he has great acting chops and P.T. Anderson solidifying his always recognisable film-making style. What's not to love?

Warrior
Warrior(2011)
½

A fantastic story complimented by phenomenal performances. A must watch.

Maniac
Maniac(2013)

I hated the POV style, the nudity was so excessive it almost became a farce and the story was just exceedingly bland.

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow
½

The animation style and the story leave a lot to be desired in this passable attempt at a classic story.

Exit Through The Gift Shop
½

A fascinating look at the mentality behind street art and it's surge in popularity.

Hotel Transylvania

While not as high caliber as Pixar's and Dreamwork's efforts, it is still fun with some genuine laugh-out-loud moments.

American History X

A powerful piece of film making

The Croods
The Croods(2013)
½

Unexpectedly funny, clever and heartfelt.

Escape From Tomorrow
½

Not what i was expecting at all but a pleasant surprise nevertheless. This film is twisted and surreal, while not for everyone it is definitely a must see.

For a Good Time, Call...

A film designed to be all about female empowerment, there is still a few great jokes and moments in there for even the macho of men to enjoy this film. It is a female friend-com and not a bad one at that.

The Silence
The Silence(2013)
½

Beautifully shot, painfully realistic and brilliantly acted.

Slither
Slither(2006)

A fantastic start but the pacing is so bad the film seems to drag on despite its short run time.

The Kids Are All Right
½

Fantastic performances and a real heartfelt tale about the fears of same-sex families but not casting an overly negative light on them.

Monsters University
½

Not as good or as heartfelt as the first but still a lot of fun.

Curse of Chucky

Chucky's back bitches! Although not as good as the original Child's Play, this film is better than Seed, Bride and 3. I am genuinely impressed they stuck with the puppet and didn't cheap out for CG.

V/H/S/2
V/H/S/2(2013)

Nowhere near as clever, as thoughtful, as scary or as well-made as the first one, such a disappointment.

The Way Way Back

Heartwarming, funny, clever, Steve Carell being a prick; 'The Way Way Back' has everything you could want.

V/H/S
V/H/S(2012)
½

The directors of these shorts are either very sexist, or just making a metaphor about life because almost everything bad that happens in these shorts is because of a woman. Having said that, there are some genuinely scary & tense moments in this film.

A Field in England

A strange, slow burner of a film.

Gandhi
Gandhi(1982)
½

This film is balanced by its epic story and the fantastic performance of Sir Ben Kingsley. The film however, like most biopics have pacing issues but Kingsley's performance is so enthralling and believable that you simply do not care.

The Conjuring
½

This film is more creepy than scary but it further cements James Wan as a phenomenal horror director.

Killer Joe
Killer Joe(2012)
½

McConaughey gives another fantastic performance. The film has huge pacing issues.

The Purge
The Purge(2013)
½

More of a thriller than a horror film. An excellent and interesting idea, let down by the predictable script, i would love to see what someone like Drew Goddard could have done with this idea.

World War Z
World War Z(2013)
½

A great action film with some stunning camerawork but the abrupt ending makes the film feel unfinished. Can't wait for the sequel.

The Hangover Part III

A dismal end to the trilogy.

Blackfish
Blackfish(2013)
½

Great, thought provoking documentary. Definitely opened my eyes to the wider truth.

This Is the End
½

Funny, but not as funny as it could have been.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

This film is a showcase of phenomenal British actors. It is an excellently made film and is extremely interesting and often times, tense.

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown(1997)
½

Contains the usual Tarantino tropes, though not as refined or sharp as you would come to expect.

Death Proof
Death Proof(2007)
½

Definitely Tarantino's weakest film but it is still a lot of fun.

Zodiac
Zodiac(2007)

A brilliant film carried mostly by sharp dialogue and an extremely interesting narrative.

The Shawshank Redemption
½

A fantastic piece of film making.

Sinister
Sinister(2012)
½

More creepy than scary.

Safety Not Guaranteed
½

Typical indie fair with a dash of brilliance.

Super
Super(2011)
½

Not as well written, directed or acted as Kick-Ass, there is still something very special about Super.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Hilarious, clever and brilliantly written.

Funeral Kings
½

The three main teens give phenomenal performances yet maintain realism. It is a shame the plot did not extend to its full potential.

Tabloid
Tabloid(2011)
½

This film often feels like it takes advantage of this overly emotional woman and her life story, but that is countered by her blatant attention seeking attitude.

Indie Game: The Movie

The game creators passion is infective but the film is lacking a particular something which stops it from turning a good documentary into a great documentary.

Bully
Bully(2012)
½

Simultaneously made my heart sink and my blood boil.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

Such a beautiful film, it is a shame the story is so mediocre.

Spring Breakers
½

I hated the editing of this film it was all over the place and often nonsensical

Moonrise Kingdom

I went in blind and expected a sappy, airy fairy indie film, what i got was just pure joy and amazement.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
½

Some nice visuals covering a pile of shit.

A Beautiful Mind
½

Painfully slow yet the second half is almost worth it.

11-11-11
11-11-11(2011)
½

This was fucking awful

Grave Encounters 2

What a disappointment after the great first film.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows(2012)

A visual feast but an extremely bland and unbalanced story.

Snow White and the Huntsman
½

Some fair action scenes, Chris Hemsworth and the Dwarves were the only highlights in an otherwise stale film

What's Your Number?
½

The story is predictable, however there is some genuinely funny moments.