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2013: The Year in Film

In a year of great belly laughs, 2013 didn’t get much funnier than Diana. Firstly, what was Naomi Watts thinking? And secondly, what was Naomi Watts thinking? Movie 43 was a success in as much as it was the myriad filmmakers’ intent to embarrass a bevy of Hollywood actors (including Naomi Watts!)…

Drive (2011)

So once again, I’ll try to clean up the mess left by the inane film marketing departments with their dollar sign eyes and tell it to you straight up; contrary to the posters and trailers you may have seen, if you are a fan of the Fast and Furious movies, you will probably hate this film…

Lars And The Real Girl (2007) • Taken (2008) • The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

The word ‘quirky’, when applied to film, is an easy way of dressing up pretension – but its use is totally justified when describing Lars And The Real Girl. Featuring a memorably idiosyncratic performance from Gosling, this original little film is superbly written and consistently amusing and poignant. In what could have been reduced to smut is thankfully genuine, and manages to avoid any inclination to the low brow…

Hancock (2008) • Half Nelson (2006) • Iron Man (2008)

The first half of this film is a clever alternate take on the superhero story, but when the film takes a dramatic tone shift in the second half, one is left wondering what the filmmakers’ intentions were. For what could have been an entertaining action comedy quickly becomes a messy hybrid that is ultimately disappointing…

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