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  • Tombstone 1993

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Dec, 2014

    Tombstone maybe over 20-years old, yet is still a damn fine piece of cinema that is full of guns blazing shootouts, horse riding cowboy swagger, Jack Burton's cool as fuck handlebar-moustache, a pre-Avengers Powers Boothe, Joel Schumacher's Batman as Doc Holiday, Corporal-fucking-Hicks is reunited with Private Hudson, a seriously chunky Bad Santa (that reminded me of a white Geoffrey Wright) that Stephen Lang guy from a little film called Avatar? And one director, one who gave us the Sly films Rambo First Blood Part II and Cobra: RIP George P Cosmatos, thanks for the memories.

    Tombstone is one helleva ride *shoots colt in the air*

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Dec, 2014 5

    "D.J.A.N.G.O. The 'D' is silent"

    I Wasn't very sure about this on first viewing at the cinema. Maybe I was tired or uncomfortable. Maybe the inconsiderate individual sat next to me on his mobile telephone was distracting me from taking in the delights of Quentin Tarantino's seventh studio film in all it's bloody splattering glory? Maybe all of the above.

    Tarantino's Django, is a concoction of spaghetti western, slavery and humour, fully laced with that QT dialogue we've all become…

  • Batman Returns 1992

    ★★★ Rewatched 17 Dec, 2014

    I'm not sure whether this or The Dark Knight Rises has less Batman...

  • Out Of The Clear Blue Sky 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    A devastating story of the loss of 658 Candor Fitzgerald employees who occupied the 104th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center when it was struck by terrorists on 9/11. I still get emotional whenever I see that fateful day play out again, coupled with this heavy-hearted story, I was a bit of mess when the credits rolled. It's a fascinating and harrowing documentary that shows just what the human spirit can endure, and how strong and resilient it can be in the face of horror.

  • Batman 1989

    ★★★½ Rewatched 16 Dec, 2014

    Dated, campy and slightly absurd, yet there's no denying the enjoyment factor of Burton's interpretation of Bob Kane's Dark Knight.

    Keaton isn't the best Bruce Wayne, nor Batman for that matter, however, he was the first Batman I remember as a child, and for that, he is BATMAN!

  • Bill Burr: You People Are All The Same 2012

    ★★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2014

    Whilst the domestic violence stuff was way out of line, Burr manages to keep the jokes coming without much discomfort. The man is well versed in his profession and I have only just heard of him via on friend on Instagram, yet he does seem to have the darkness in him that might be his downfall in years to come.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 15 Dec, 2014

    I still agree with all of the things I said below, if anything, I feel more conclusion in my judgement that The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson's crowning achievement and quite possibly my new favourite of his oeuvre.

    ***Original review***

    Loved it. Loved it. Loved it!

    Less whimsical more heartfelt endeavour than anything that's come before it.

    Anderson's most mature film to date.

    With a great script and great cast and that trademark Anderson touch.

    Fiennes is nothing short of astounding.

    Loved it. Loved it. Loved it!

  • Unforgiven 1992

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Dec, 2014

    ***Watched as part of the Western Film Challenge***

    Still unequivocally glorious 24-years on from its original release, which garnered so much critical acclaim and winner of four Academy Awards. Unforgiven is a western drama for the ages that only seems to seep into the soul with each subsequent watch. A film that is as beautiful as it is ugly; filled with great visuals that emphasise the fact.

    Eastwood stars and directs in what might just be the best film he has ever made.

  • True Grit 1969

    ★★★½ Rewatched 10 Dec, 2014

    ***Watched as part of the Western Film Challenge***

    I think I actually like Ryan Styles' impression of John Wayne better than I like John Wayne doing John Wayne

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Dec, 2014

    ***Watched as part of the Western Film Challenge***

    Robert Altman's revisionist drama is a beautiful, and unconventionally western that receives heaps of praise in the cinefile circles on here and Twitter a like, and rightfully so. A bleak, cold picture full of interesting, if somewhat callous, characters. Beatty is emphatically charged as McCabe, the dim-witted businessman who's no good with money and relies on his partner, Mrs Miller, (played by British movie legend Julie Christie in a slightly underwhelming performance)…

  • Tangled 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 Dec, 2014

    If you don't like Tangled then you can get knotted!

    Get it?
    Because its about hair and hair gets - oh, forget it.

  • Tusk 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Dec, 2014 2

    Kevin Smith goes full retard! Tusk, in the main, is frightening and demented. Michael Parks' performance gets under the skin, and he plays it effortlessly. Justin Long plays the arrogant podcast host in search of a weird story equally as perfect, but it's the Michael Parks show here. The Middle act is very cumbersome, even Jonny Depp is having a bad time of it at this point. However, when we get to the finale, it's a reward worth waiting for. Smith has delivered something so unequivocally disturbing that it will certainly divide its audience, yet it's a worthy entry in the directors oeuvre.