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  • Red Heat

    Red Heat

    ★★★½

    Time has proven that it is very hard to make a truly bad Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.

    Many have tried, yet only 2014's Sabotage achieved it.

    Red Heat is one of Arnold's most underrated works. Director Walter Hill's energetic and brilliant direction transform what might have been just another buddy cop movie into an electrifying piece of action escapism. His confidence keeps all of the formulaic and cliched moments entertaining.

    Equal praise needs to go to Arnie and James Belushi. They…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    Yeah, so it was made on a mega budget.

    But there is still lots and lots of genuine artistic flair on show. For what turned out to be the most expansive film series in the history of cinema, that first 70 minutes are pretty taught, linear and tense storytelling. For my money it’s the strongest hour in the whole saga.

    I will always remember that on my initial first viewing on DVD of this first instalment I was underwhelmed. On…

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  • The Passion of the Christ

    The Passion of the Christ

    ★★★★

    Not as good as the book...

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★★★

    Lets face the facts here, The Blair Witch Project was a groundbreaking film.

    A horror classic.

    A genre starter. And ultimately, the best of that genre.

    Unusually for a horror, It shows you nothing. There is no blood, there is no violence, and it explains absolutely nothing. It's a brilliant watch. A proper psychological horror.

    The actors never put a foot wrong, great performances. If we can call them performances, but of course this is real fear we are watching,…