Category Archives: Worthwhile Movies

La Bamba (Review)

It must be hard to make a ‘life story’ film for someone who dies so very young. While Valens crammed much into his 17 years as the film opens he is already nearing his rise to short lived stardom. In … Continue reading

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The Final Girls (Review)

They are a cult. Every so often they gather to revisit the glorious grainy footage of the inadvertently hilarious and altogether cheesy slasher film Camp Bloodbath. So I guess they’re not a cult in the evil way, more a nerdy … Continue reading

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Basic Instinct (Review)

A curvy naked blonde sits atop a horizontal man. She thrashes, first sexually, then with great violence. The once beneficiary turns victim. The tone is set. Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) is the cop with the temper and a checkered past. … Continue reading

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Imperium (Review)

Here is a film that is not as powerful as the emotions it elicits – though it is actually quite well made and effective in its own way – and unfortunately a film becoming more relevant by the day. Nate … Continue reading

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The Shining (Review)

Look I’ve tried. I have watched The Shining probably five times in twenty years. I have never gotten it. Even before The Simpsons and Family Guy lampooned it 137 times it didn’t wow me. Even before ‘redruM’, the gushing elevator, … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Ridge (Review)

Stop me if you’ve heard this before; a story of courage that permits Mel Gibson to indulge in his most violent sequences, the kind of grotesque imagery that he undoubtedly sees in his dreams that find him waking in an … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year (Review)

New York City. Circa 1980. A city experiencing its highest crime rate on record (hence the title). Abel (Oscar Isaac) and Anna Morales (Jessica Chastain) run a heating supply delivery business, one that they are striving to build a niche … Continue reading

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Arrival (Review)

Without warning they arrived, looking just like a Pink Floyd album cover. Settling near many cities across the globe, these large ‘space bananas’ hovered gently. Motionless. Benign yet ominous, like Kanye West at an awards show. As the world watched … Continue reading

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Lights Out (Review)

It likes the dark. It needs the shadows. It is the dark. It is the shadows. It took dad from the family several years ago. Now mum (Maria Bello)┬áis left a hollowed shell, reliant on daily medication and barely capable … Continue reading

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Michael Clayton (Review)

Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is no longer a lawyer. Now he is a ‘fixer’ of sorts. The man who – like The Wolf in Pulp Fiction – can be introduced to a situation and rapidly assess the best course of … Continue reading

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