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  • The Guest 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett impressed greatly with their breakthrough horror movie You're Next not long back. Now they're back with the even more impressive The Guest. A deliberate throwback to the '80s like of The Hitcher and The Terminator by way of Halloween (and with the musical stylings of Drive), The Guest is an old-fashioned treat. Dan Stevens, putting a bullet squarely between the eyes of his Downton Abbey roots, is by turns mesmerising and terrifying as the polite,…

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★★ Added

    Frank Miller's latest bout of issues with women (not a single female character in this film who isn't some variation on 'whore') is more of the same, only less so: thanks to Sin City pt. 1, the collected works of Zack Snyder and, lor' help us, Miller's own The Spirit, this stylized "it looks just like the comic panel!" approach is no longer novel.

    Still, there's a mostly good cast bringing to life Miller's daft neo-noir dialogue. A few roles…

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  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012

    ★★★★½ Added

    IT'S CALLED THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS GODDAMMIT!!

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★ Added 5

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.