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2 years ago
Blade Runner is regarded as possibly the best neo-noir science fiction film of all time, whilst I did enjoy it...it had one major flaw. Firstly the production design and visual effects are astounding, still holds up well today. The soundtrack is e... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Spotlight is pure drama. It's heavy. It's full of investigation but most importantly, it's engaging. The script was magnificent, kept me fully involved with the film and how the Boston Globe reporters uncovered the molesting priests scandal back i... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
The Hateful Eight is Quentin Tarantino's eighth film. I find Tarantino pretentious as a person, but as a film director he is quite the talent. He's managed to direct another great addition to his filmography. There is gore, there is violence and t... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Youth (2015)

Youth (2015)

9 / 10
Youth feels very arthouse, it's all about a retired composer (Michael Caine) and a veteran film director (Harvey Keitel) as they stay in a hotel in Switzerland contemplating their futures. I found this to be extremely profound and rather melanchol... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Little Miss Sunshine is super feel good. The fleshed out dysfunctional family dynamic is great and not one you see in many road trip films. The case were great, particularly Paul Dano and Abigail Breslin. The final beauty pageant scene was so damn... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
The Lego Movies teaches you on thing: everything is awesome. This animated feature could've been another product advertisement but instead actually had a story, a plot that connects with both children and adults. The voice cast was fantastic, the... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Woman In Gold is quite a fascinating tale about an Austrian woman repossessing a portrait of her Aunt that was stolen during the Nazi Regime. This is part courtroom drama and biopic and is an interesting watch. It was riveting to see the events un... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
The Darkest Hour should be renamed to The Dullest Hour. Everything about this film feels generic. The visuals were of low quality, the B-list actors were bland and the story was predictable. As far as alien invasion movies go, this is not great. T... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
House At The End Of The Street is a guilty pleasure movie. I acknowledge that it suffers from typical Hollywood cliches like "girl wanders around woods at night" and "walks into creepy basement by herself". Buuuuuut I like it. Jennifer Lawrence is... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
The Hunger Games is one of the stronger entries in the four-part film franchise. It's the only film to warrant a 15 rating because of the violence and blood...and I appreciate that. The acting was fine, some of the teenage actors are dull but for... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
You're Next is a new film that is a throwback to old films in the slasher genre. The film feels very 80's but with a modern style. Adam Wingard did a great job directing this, the practical effects were consistent and the masks that the intruders... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Our Kind Of Traitor is another adaptation of a John Le Carre novel, this time all about laundering Russian money. This is a very technical film, I mean the direction felt very TV-esque and the script and dialogue are all on point and concise. It m... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
REVISED REVIEW: "The distance between insanity and genius, is measured only by success". It seems the most memorable and intuitive lines of dialogue that have stuck with me all these years, come from Bond films (who knew!). I feel as if Tomorrow N... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Requiem For A Dream...wow. Wow wow wowowow! This, this was stunning. I've not seen anything like it. Intense, dramatic, crazy and wonderfully acted...this was just pure cinema. I mean, it was unnerving! The fact that each character was spiraling o... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
The Judge is part family drama and courtroom drama. The blend actually worked quite well! Robert Duvall and Downey Jr. own every scene they are in...which does cause problems. They are too powerful for the film, it doesn't make the characters emot... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Sing Street is your classic "do anything for the girl" movie, heck it even says it on the cover. But the beauty of this movie, is that it's undeniably nostalgic and heart warming. A teenage boy being introduced to the mainstream music of the 1980'... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
The Hurt Locker won best picture back in 2009 and dominated most of the awards season. It's no Zero Dark Thirty but this is a surprisingly realistically gritty war film and how once can be addicted to the adrenaline of war. A great contrast betwee... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
REVISED REVIEW: A lesser Bond flick that many dismiss for its thinly oiled plot. We all had a childhood favourite, that one film that we never really understood but kept watching because of specific scenes. That's this for me. I fondly remember fa... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Resident Evil Retribution...has a really good fight scene at the end. That's honestly all I can say that is great. Sure, it's watchable and not a total car crash but my God there are so many problems. Horrific acting, terrible script, bad effects,... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
The Lobster is the definition of Arthouse. It's quirky, weird, engrossing and strangely hypnotic. Single people go to a hotel where if they don't find love...get transformed into an animal of their choice. It's just so original and refreshing. The... Read the full review »