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  • The Last Days on Mars 2013

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    In my life I have only hated three movies, one of which i've never seen.

    In saying that, Last Days certainly looks great but it reads like a rather awful christmas episode of Eastenders, on mars, with Liev Schreiber.

    Shot on video, Last Days might have sunday afternoon success on TV but for the most part it's a weak collection of worn out lines and truly flaccid characters that you wouldn't even find working in the gift shop at the museum of pockets.

    Perhaps it's the old problem of a vision which was far bigger than the budget.

  • The ABCs of Death 2013

    ★★★★½ Added

    Wonderful, hilarious, gross, ABC's is an absolutely brilliant cinematic experience.

    ABC's gave 36 Directors a letter of the alphabet and carté blanche and the result is a diverse, boundary-pushing collection of films which will pull you through every emotion (most at the same time) and leaves you with that, "WTF have I just watched?!" feeling.

    Film industry needs projects like this to fend off the Twilights and the Reboots. ABC's proves that there IS still originality out there and although…

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  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2011 2

    Gorgeous. Absolutely veteran filmmaking.

    I'm a huge fan of the "untold story" (as mentioned recently by Nicholas Winding Refn) and TTSS is strewn with off-camera action and tessellating untold 'plots' which are made apparent by some of the most masterful and controlled acting seen on screen in recent decades. TTS does follow strongly in the tradition of it's predecessor and it's considered pace only serves to heighten the tension.

    This is not a film for anyone expecting a Hollywood-action with…

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2011 5

    A brilliant, concise and hilarious Q&A with director Nicholas hasn't biased me at all. Drive was everything I expected; a push toward the ambient, punctuated with violence and beautiful tension.

    Very little dialogue (a step up for NWR from "Valhalla Rising") and artistic restraint serves to make each moment even more emotive and visceral.

    See it twice and notice those many moments where a true film maker's unique mark is being made.