In regards to good movies I've watched recently, there are a few.
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in a smartly produced drama consisting of three distinct acts telling three distinct stories connected by links from the characters' pasts.
Outstanding British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England) presents a quirky black comedy detailing the surreal caravan trip of a pair of unlikely killers.
A fine performance from Denzel Washington as an alcoholic airline pilot dealing with the aftermath of crash in which he saved hundreds of lives.
About Time (2013)
A very modern Richard Curtis directed romantic comedy depicting the relationships of a man who is both gifted and burdened with the power to travel back in time at will and alter his past. A much brighter telling of the Butterfly Effect.
Gemma Arterton looks gorgeous in a very original and grounded take on the modern vampire story, set in Scotland.
The Awakening (2011)
The Wire's Dominic West stars in a classic British haunted-mansion ghost story which stands alone in modern cinema in not spoiling the well crafted atmosphere with a heavily CGI leaden climax containing screaming women and stupid gory effects.
Captain Philips (2013)
Far better than I was expecting. A somewhat predicable unlikely hero story starring Tom Hanks quickly descends into a full on military action-drama with tension levels through the roof throughout. Hanks acts brilliantly.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The latest Cohen brothers movie depicts the pre-Dylan New York folk scene by following the struggles of a talented, selfish and occasionally homeless musician with strong cameos from both John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.
Pacific Rim (2013)
Didn't expect much; was in fact blown away. A brilliantly cheesy Sci-Fi action movie which doesn't take itself seriously one bit but nevertheless manages to achieve in every sense where Transformers routinely fails, whilst displaying some of the finest special effects I've ever seen.
Hugh Jackman and Jake Gylanhaal star in a modernish take on the missing girls/murder mystery film. Great performances all round, including Paul Dano as the superbly unfathomable and disturbed prime suspect.
A dark, Oscar winning coming of age drama about an illiterate teenage girl suffering from domestic abuse in Harlem 1987.
Bad Grampa (2013)
The funniest film I've seen for a long time, Johnny Knoxville demonstrates that his Jackass character easily has enough depth for a feature film. The kid co-star is superb also and the movie surprisingly ends with you actually caring for the characters despite the ridiculous spoofy-prank nature of the laughs.
Screen adaption of the Irvine Welsh novel starring James McAvoy as a truly bent and sadistic Scottish copper whose excesses quickly cause him to lose his grip on reality with rather brutal and intense effect.
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