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Review – You’re Sleeping Nicole

Beautifully understated and grumpy in that special 20-something kind of way.

Review – 22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street is the sequel to deconstruct all sequels.

Review – Tim’s Vermeer

As the brushes are set down and the paint dries, you step back from Tim’s Vermeer to discover a masterpiece of documentary filmmaking, celebrating two great thinkers connected across time by their creations.

Review – What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows does for vampires what This is Spinal Tap did for rock bands.

Review – Sunshine on Leith

Get your tea and biscuits ready and prepare for the pleasantries of Sunshine on Leith, a jukebox urban musical based on the music of The Proclaimers. Yes, those Scottish guys that sing that ‘500 Miles’ song you last belted out at karaoke.

Review – My Sweet Pepper Land

If you’re at drinks and someone says they saw a really good foreign film that’s a Kurdish western, but they can’t remember the name, there’s a good chance it’s My Sweet Pepper Land.

Review – The Fault In Our Stars

If a film can make you cry, does that immediately make it good? Wrestling with this quandary is what makes The Fault In Our Stars a puzzler.

Review – Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow is working from the playbook of a really good episode of The Twilight Zone that has received a Red Bull transfusion.

Television recap: Halt and Catch Fire

The new television series Halt and Catch Fire is right up my command prompt.

Review – A Million Ways to Die in the West

During the opening credits of A Million Ways to the Die in the West, Seth MacFarlane’s name appears in gigantic letters four times. Take heed of this as a warning, this film is a vanity project, but a funny bit of indulgence.

Review – X-Men: Days of Futures Past

Days of Futures Past is a jumble of mutant melodrama that’s pleasing but never wholly poignant.

Review – Godzilla

Godzilla is a barnstormer when it’s in full monster movie mode and a sleeper when cut down to human size.

You need to start watching Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey

Because of science

Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Two seems to be the magic number for Spider-Man films. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 is a sequel that outdoes the first film, and director Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is such a massive improvement over its predecessor that it may cause whiplash.

Review – Divergent

The graveyard of films based on ‘young adult’ (YA) book properties is getting close to hanging up a ‘no vacancy’ sign with the arrival of Divergent.