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  • The Grandmaster

    The Grandmaster

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes when you hear of a film, it sounds too good to be true. It combines so many of your favourite things and captures your imagination so intensely that you almost sweat when you anticipate it. Then, when it arrives finally, you're nervous. You don't even really want to see the reviews, but when distribution pushes reviews your way far sooner than the film your curiosity wins out...and the reviews are mixed. You become disappointed in advance, the excitement wears…

  • Duck, You Sucker

    Duck, You Sucker

    ★★★★½

    A Fistful of Dynamite aka Duck, You Sucker is universally regarded as Sergio Leone's weakest film and is commonly labelled as loose and over long by critics. It's also widely held opinion that the two stars are not competent in their accents...that last one is hard to debate. Further to this, Leone was only ever planning on producing the film and neither Rod Steiger nor James Coburn were first, second or third choices for their roles and Steiger had frequent…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    I kind of hate the fact I'm even commenting on this again, it's definitely a first take film and nothing will be gained from a rewatch. I did just want to comment on the visuals; it looked fantastic in 4k on my OLED, better than at the cinema. I find the ultra short focal length really annoying though, almost indicative of the cinematic approach. While other things are often in the frame, they're vague, blurry - you can't see anything…

  • Joker

    Joker

    The biggest red flags that this version of Gorham is a complete hellscape:

    1. That there is an entire agency dedicated to street spruiker clowns.
    2. That Robert DeNiro is a "comedic" talk show host - can you fucking imagine?

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  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns

    ★★★

    Disorganised school girl has a sexual awakening at the hands of a gentleman dandy cat, who helps her avoid becoming the child bride to a mad despot jazz cat.

    In the end she learns how to make tea.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    I wish I had a GoPro on my face while watching this. I actually started hyperventilating at one point from the truly awesome spectacle on screen. It is a better sequel than anyone could have believed possible. Its almost as if George Miller has done nothing but think about this movie since Road Warrior. It loses half a star for Tom Hardy's strange performance and because we never get Max driving *The Interceptor* in an action set piece. Otherwise divinely…