Category Archives: Great Movies

Braveheart (Review)

A true rebel requires something decent to push back against. In the case of Braveheart it was the unjustified genocide of his people at the hands of the English. With that being a pretty reasonable cause the license to push … Continue reading

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The Big Short (Review)

Despite every second economist proclaiming to one and all that they say the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) coming as 2008 neared, the reality is that almost all of them are full of shit. Where The Wolf of Wall Street sought … Continue reading

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Spotlight (Review)

Spotlight the movie has a lot in common with the Boston based investigative reporting team that it depicts. It eschews flash and flair in favour of hard work and facts. The miscellaneous detritus is also ignored so that more time … Continue reading

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Sicario (Review)

In Mexican Sicario means hitman, and this film will drop you like a bullet to the back of the head. The opening scene follows an FBI raid on a suburban home in Arizona. We are not told why the FBI … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Review)

After almost fourty years a new iteration of evil has arrived called the First Order, and a new generation made up of human, creature and droid steps up to join inter-galactic icons that helped mould the previous generation – both … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road (Review)

Nothing grows in this wasteland. Not for a long time. The earth has long since gone sour. The sun continues to bake it. Dust storms prevent it from settling. Poison and contamination seep ever lower into what was once arable … Continue reading

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Blade Runner (Review)

In the extremely distant future of 2019 (! Well it was distant in 1982), the Earth’s cities have taken on a more cramped, damp and washed out neon lit appearance, with a melting pot population of various backgrounds and ethnicities. … Continue reading

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Gone Girl (Review)

It has been a couple days since I watched Gone Girl, a film that will have more impact for those who know as little about it as possible prior to Watching, and will be recalled more fondly by those who … Continue reading

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Chef (Review)

Being a chef means wearing many hats, and not necessarily the big puffy white one. There is building the menu, finding the ingredients, selecting and training the staff, ensuring everything is clean, sterile and safe. And that’s just big picture stuff. … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy (Review)

Guardians of the Galaxy is the world’s most expensive jumble sale; a one hundred and seventy million dollar affair that is rough and ready and subtly lampoons its sci-fi and superhero roots at every opportunity. A seat of the pants … Continue reading

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