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A slow start to the year with just seven films seen. I didn’t get chance to see Lincoln but hope to catch it at the weekend so that one will roll over to February.

Quartet: A comedy about a home for retired musicians. Lightweight but fun attempt to cash in on the “grey pound”Quartet

The Impossible: Harrowing and realistic portrayal of the 2004 tsunami electrified by performances from Naomi Watts and Tom Holland.The Impossible

Les Misérables: Film version of the hit musical. It has its issues but is generally enjoyable. Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne and Anne Hathaway are great, Russell Crowe is terrible.Les Misérables

Gangster Squad: The (very) Loosely based on real events story of gangster Mickey Cohen falls somewhere between L.A. Confidential and Dick Tracy. Not great but better than some reviews would have you think.Gangster Squad

Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino’s Blaxploitation Spaghetti Western set against the backdrop of slavery has no connection to the original Django beyond the title and a Franco Nero cameo. As good as it is I can’t help feeling a shorter tighter version would have been better.Django Unchained

The Last Stand: There is one golden rule when it comes to dumb action films, they have to be fun not funny. This is something Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to have forgotten in his latter pre governor of California movies, I’m pleased to report he has rediscovered it.The Last Stand

Zero Dark Thirty: Its never easy to tell a story where the audience know the ending but Kathryn Bigelow has done it. To call this story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden tense and gripping would be an understatement.Zero Dark Thirty

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