Reviews

Author/Director listed in parentheses.

For all of my 1000+ movie ratings of films old and new, you can see my letterboxd profile: http://letterboxd.com/gambasTV/

Movies
10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg) ★★★½
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen) ★★★★
3 Idiots (Rajkumar Hirani) ★★★
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (Crispian Mills) ★½
A Million Ways to Die in the West (Seth MacFarlane) ★½
A Question of Silence (Marleen Gorris) ★★★★
Alien Extinction (James Kondelik) ★★
Allegiant (Robert Schwentke) ★½
Alles Weird Gut (Patrick Vollrath) ★★★½
All is Lost (J C Chandor) ★★★★
Among the Living (Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury) ★★
Annie (Will Gluck) ★½
Ant-Man (Peyton Reed) ★★★
As I Lay Dying (James Franco)  ★
August: Osage County (John Wells)  ★★★½
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon) ★★★½
Babel (Alejandro González Iñárritu) ★★★★
Bad Milo! (Jacob Vaughan)  ★★★½
Barça Dreams (Jordi Llompart) ★★½
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)  ★★★★
Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu) ★★★★
Black Mountain Poets (Jamie Adams) ★★
Brand: A Second Coming (Ondi Timoner) ★★
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass) ★★★½
Central Intelligence (Rawson Marshall Thurber) ★★½
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón) ★★★★
Circle (Aaron Hann & Mario Miscione) ★★★½
Cosmico (C.J. Lazaretti) ★★★½
Crimson Peak (Guillermo Del Toro) ★★½
Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (John Stainton) (Video) ★★★
Crocadyke Dundee / Wine, Women & Friends (Fiona Cunningham-Reid) ★★
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves) ★★★½
Disconnect (Henry Alex Rubin) (Video) ★★★
Dope (Rick Famuyiwa) ★★★
Dreamgirls (Bill Condon) ★★★
Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve) ★★*
Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman) ★★★½
Ender’s Game (Gavin Hood) ★★
Every Thing Will Be Fine (Wim Wenders) ★★
Eternal Torture (Pete Peter) ★★★
Expendables 3 (Patrick Hughes) ★★
Fantastic Four (Josh Trank) ½
Fehérlófia (Marcell Jankovics) ★★★★
Future Shock! (Paul Goodwin) ★★★
Gemma Bovery (Anne Fontaine) ★★
God’s Not Dead (Harold Cronk) ½
Godzilla (Gareth Edwards) ★★★½
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón) ★★★★
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn) (Video) ★★★½
Her (Spike Jonze) ★★★★
Hercules (Brett Ratner) ★½
Howl (Paul Hyett) ★★
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean Deblois) ★★★½
In the Heart of the Sea (Ron Howard) ★★★
Insurgent (Robert Schwentke) ★★½
Interstellar (Christopher Nolan) ★★★½
It Follows (David Robert Mitchell) ★★★½
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Jeff Tremaine) ★★½
Jason Bourne (Paul Greengrass) ★★★
Joe (David Gordon Green) ★★★★
Jupiter Ascending (The Wachowskis) ★★½
Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow) ★★½**
Karun (Rhys Thwaites-Jones) ★★
Kid Cannabis (John Stockwell) ★★★½
Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki) ★★★★
Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano) ★★★½
LEGO Movie (Chris Miller, Phil Lord) ★★★★
Let’s Be Cops (Luke Greenfield)  ★★½
Lost River (Ryan Gosling) ★★½
Lucy (Luc Besson) ★★★
Marguerite (Xavier Giannoli) ★★★
Minions (Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin) ★★
My Nazi Legacy (David Evans) ★★★½
Nebraska (Alexander Payne) ★★★★
Neighbors (Nicholas Stoller) ★★★
Noah (Darren Aronofsky) ★★★
Non-Stop (Jaume Collet-Sera)  ★★½
North (Phil Sheerin) ★★½
North v South (Steven Nesbit) ★★
NWA & Eazy-E: The Kings of Compton (Mike Cobera & Andre Relis) ★½
Oculus (Mike Flanagan)  ★★½
Over (Jörn Threlfall) ★★★½
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon) ★★★★
Philomena (Stephen Frears) ★★★★
Pixels (Chris Columbus) ★
Queen and Country (John Boorman) ★★★½
Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry) ★★★½
Room (Lenny Abrahamson) ★★★½
Seven Devils (Benjamin Rider) ★½
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Richard Goleszowski, Mark Burton) ★★★
She’s Funny That Way (Peter Bogdanovich) ★★½
Sideways (Alexander Payne) ★★★★
Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho) ★★★½
Southpaw (Antoine Fuqua) ★★½
Spectre (Sam Mendes) ★½
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams) ★★★★
Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda) ★★½
Sunset Song (Terence Davies) ★★½
Taken (Pierre Morel) (Video) ★★½
Tangerine (Sean Baker) ★★★½
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marc Webb) ★½
The Damned United (Tom Hooper) ★★★½
The Dirties (Matt Johnson) (Video) ★★★
The Falling (Carol Morley) ★★★
The Flight of Iro and Casper (Paul Herbert) ★★
The Girl on the Roof (Skeet Ulrich) ★★★
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann) (Video) ★★★
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies ★★
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Francis Lawrence) ★★
The Imitation Game ★★★
The Inbetweeners Movie (Ben Palmer)  ★★½
The Invitation (Karyn Kusama) ★★½
The Maze Runner (Wes Ball) ★★
The Passage (David Campbell) ★½
The Propaganda Game (Alvaro Longoria) ★★★
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) ★★½
The Theory of Everything (James Marsh) ★★★½
The Tribe (Miroslav Slaboshpitskiy) ★★★½
We’ll Never Have Paris (Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne) ★½
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese) ★★★★
The World’s End (Edgar Wright)  (Video) ★★★★
This is the End (Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg) ★★★★
Transformers: Age of Extinction (Michael Bay) ★★
Under Milk Wood (Kevin Allen) ★★★½
White God (Kornél Mundruczó) ★★★
Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosoda) ★★★½
Wolf Warrior (Wu Jing) ★★★

*Later revised to ★★★½

**Later revised to ★½

TV
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Season 1 ★★★½
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Season 2 ★★★★
Meatspace: Episode 1 (William “Trilbee” Carlisle) ★★★
WataMote Season 1 ★★★½
Doctor Who:
“Into the Dalek” (S8.2) ★★★
“Listen” (S8.4) ★★
“Time Heist” (S8.5) ★★★½
“The Caretaker” (S8.6) ★★★½
“In The Forest of the Night” (S8.10) ★★★
“Dark Water” (S8.11) NO RATING
“Death in Heaven” (S8.12) ★★½

Books
The Bonesetter’s Daughter (Amy Tan) ★★★
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) ★★★★
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky) ★★★½

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