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  • Keane

    Keane 2004

    ★★★ Watched 19 Mar, 2015

    The sustained, oppressive fug of dread that hangs over Keane is almost unbearable at times. Damian Lewis, as a man driven insane by guilt and grief, is in every frame, dripping with sweat, fear and paranoia, straining from the inside out against an array of barely-restrained tics. An impressive piece of work, although I did occasionally wish for a little more meat on the bones of the story, if only to alleviate the tension of watching Keane fighting his many demons.

  • Run All Night

    Run All Night 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Mar, 2015

    Shot on 35mm and it looks it. New York in rich, deep colours, gloriously rain-dappled, neon-lit, garbage-strewn and grimy.

    The third and by far the strongest of the Collet-Serra / Neeson collaborations. Unknown was terrible. Non-Stop was disposable, goofy fun. Run All Night plays out like a Walter Hill homage (replete with Nick Nolte cameo), with echoes of The Raid and The Terminator to boot.

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  • Due Date

    Due Date 2010

    ½ Watched 16 Jul, 2012

    The sheer fucking unwarranted hubris of Todd Phillips that he thought he could better (let alone equal) PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES. I laughed a total of two times - both times because Downey Jr. pulled a facial expression that managed to rise above the pitiful slop of the script.

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Oct, 2013

    Jodo recruits a crew of spiritual warriors (including Moebius, Giger and Chris Foss) to dream a film that will reverberate through the future of science-fiction cinema for almost forty years and counting. And it never even got made. Heartening, beautiful, funny and even occasionally awe-inspiring.