Monthly Archives: January 2010

Big Fan (Review)

This might very well be a prime example of fine filmmaking but that doesn’t make it enjoyable to watch. Every year’s Academy Awards nomination list is full of films with “stories that need to be told” and “fearless performances that … Continue reading

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Law Abiding Citizen (Review)

That’s it. I’m done. Hollywood can’t even make mindless action without fucking it up with unnecessary plot devices and twists and misguided moralising. Why can’t I as a simple everyday punter expect a decent B movie with a few good … Continue reading

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (Review)

I have a theory based upon the movie Adaptation, in which two writers, both supposedly played by Nicolas Cage using camera trickery and split screen techniques. One of the brothers was a little dumb and wrote mainstream pap, the other … Continue reading

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Fantastic Mr Fox (Review)

For some reason everything Wes Anderson does seems so off-beat yet so calculated, it has the same amount of the dreaded “quirkiness” and charm as other films, it just feels so forced and worst of all at times fake. In … Continue reading

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Three Fugitives (Review)

This is the kind of 1980s film that Hollywood never seems to make anymore. Unassuming, low key and charming without a big budget or a labyrinthine plot, it simply tells a simple story and then finishes. Nowadays low budget films … Continue reading

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The Lovely Bones (Review)

If there is one thing that The Lord of the Rings trilogy showed us, it is that sometimes you just get lucky with the source material. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was so ready to be made into a … Continue reading

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Top 10 Action Movies of All Time

Before I even go through the formalities of building suspense and counting backwards from 10 through 1,  I need to immediately say that Die Hard is my favourite movie, so that will be numero uno here. Numbers 2 through 10 … Continue reading

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Mad Max 2 – The Road Warrior (Review)

Before he went Beyond Thunderdome, and then later on his now famous anti-semitic rant, Max was just a pissed off widowed ex-cop fanging around the countryside with his dog. Good times. For some reason the original Mad Max become a … Continue reading

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Deja Vu (Review)

I’ll make the obligatory joke early: It seems that I’ve reviewed this before somewhere… (Now I have a machine-gun.) Ho. Ho. Ho. Denzel seems to appeal to everyone, Mums & Dads gain some sort of comfort from watching him, women … Continue reading

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A Better Tomorrow (Review)

John Woo was making films for a full 20 years before he decided on a plot device that he has revisited again and again over the more successful phase of his career as an “action first / plot second” writer-director. … Continue reading

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