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  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2014

    Let's face it, LUCY isn't going to win any awards, but at a brisk 90 minute run-time, we are treated to a film that's not frightened to dream a little bigger. In doing so, Luc Besson's cerebral cortex is a playground for all kind of wonderful things. Scarlet Johansson - who is clearly having lots of fun here - is the titular character. Throw in a bewildered Morgan Freeman as a university professor who's written some mere 6000+ pages on…

  • Dead Silence 2007

    ★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    James Wan's creepy horror film is full of tension but low on scares. The score seemed liked it was ripped off from Mike Oldfields Tubular Bells and the characters were a hollow as the wooden dolls themselves. An interesting premise that's full of ambition but ultimately doesn't deliver in the fear department.

  • The Master 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Aug, 2014 2

    Still as captivating and alluring as when I first saw it on the big screen in 2012; projected in 70mm no less. PTA's film is a beautiful and compelling compelling look at two complex characters and how they pull towards one another in a battle of syncretism. Both Phoenix as Freddy Quell and Hoffman as Lancaster Dodd, give us, the audience, unrelenting performances. Each actor portrays their counter part with conviction, full of nuances that add to the spectacle of…

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin 1978

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Aug, 2014

    Now that was one badass motherfuckin' Kung-fu flick! Gordon Lu as Master Killer is the quintessential Shaolin master, from start to finish, the film is a tour-de-force. Full of energy, great synergy with the characters and fight scenes alike. It's just a shame the Blu-ray is undeniably poor.

  • Good Morning, Vietnam 1987

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    "The Mississippi River broke through a protective dike today. What is a protective dike? Is that a large woman standing near the river going [in Butch voice] "Don't go near there!" [in Girly voice] "But Betty-" [in Butch voice] "Don't go near there! Get away from the river! Stay away from there." I know, we can't use the word "dyke." You can't even say "lesbian", it's "women in comfortable shoes." Thank you very much."

    - Adrian Cronaeur

    Barry Levinson's quasi-anti-war…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 18 Aug, 2014

    Still the best Marvel film you'll see this year.

  • Back to the Future Part II 1989

    ★★★½ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2014

    For me part II is inferior to the first film, simply because it tries too hard to be smart whilst shoe-horning in all of the things that the future might showcase. However, the story is solid, not as strong as the first, yet I still find it lacking in someway.

    Back to the Future Part II will always be my least favourite of the series, and although I will always try to be objective in my writing, my personal choice will always prevail and often seep out in my reviews, this review is case in point.

    Anywho, on to Part Trizzay!

  • Back to the Future 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2014

    A classic film that's undeniably good for the soul, especially when the soul is in need of a little rejuvenation. Back to the Future is a filmmaking marvel. Not only is in intelligent, its also funny, without even trying. Michael J Fox will always be 'Marty McFly' to me. He embodies the character with such subtle conviction, that draws you in to his world and you don't wanna leave.

    A noteworthy performance from Christopher Lloyd, who hasn't been this good,…

  • Dead Poets Society 1989

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Aug, 2014

    Carpe Diem...

    If only I could live by those words.

  • World's Greatest Dad 2009

    ★★★ Watched 13 Aug, 2014

    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.”

    The film world is filled with broken hearts over the tragic loss of the great Robin Williams, watching this film was not the wisest choice as it deals with a similar situation to that of the actor and it hit me harder than I expected.
    It's not…

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Aug, 2014

    Undeniably heart-warming and tragic all at the same time. A perfect film in every single way.

  • Milius 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Aug, 2014

    A solid and comprehensible look at Zen Anarchist director from those who knew him best, and a few words from the legend himself. Insightful and entertaining without sugar counting the facts.