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  • Escape from New York 1981

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Sep, 2014

    It's the dystopian near future as seen 33 years ago, Manhattan is a large prison which none of the prisoners ever leave. The US president's plane is hijacked and crashes into the prison where he is then held as a hostage - he must be rescued. As far as dystopian action sci-fis go this one isn't bad, and tells its story in less than 1¾ hours so rattles along quite nicely.

  • After Hours 1985

    ★★½ Watched 01 Sep, 2014

    Martin Scorcese's black comedy about a man trying to get home, during a night in which everything goes horribly wrong. I didn't feel that the characters involved believed in the people they were playing, or in what their characters were doing, although that may have been an intentional move by the director to augment the surrealistic feel of the film. It didn't work for me, I couldn't get into his desperate search for a way to get home because moist of the time it didn't feel as if he was really that bothered.

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2013 10

    Dear Mr. Tarantino,
    I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…

  • Van Helsing 2004

    ★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2013 1

    I was bored. I was bored during and after watching the film, not before.