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  • The Legacy

    The Legacy 1978

    ★★★ Added

    70's horror hokum with vague Hammer connections. Jimmy Sangster wrote the screenplay, but this was the period when he was working on approximately 90% of the shows on US TV, so he set it in an American hospital. Later rewrites by others moved the action to an English Gothic mansion. Charles Gray from The Devil Rides Out also appears, but there's little of the style of Hammer here. TV's Katherine Ross and cinema's Sam Elliot are mysteriously summoned to an…

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★★ Added

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

    Magnificent on-form effort from Ridley Scott and Drew Goddard, a gripping and plausible (and surprisingly funny) film about really smart people doing really smart things to common goal - the survival and rescue of an astronaut stranded on Mars. A First class multi-gender/racial cast, typically superb Scott world building, clever soundtrack and a brilliant, unsentimental script.

    The latter is probably my favourite thing, one exchange in particular kind of blew my mind. Damon's astronaut, after a major setback, records a…

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  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012

    ★★★★½ Added


  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    Visually spectacular, but oddly unengaging. At times brilliant, at times painfully hamfisted, with a dying Earth premise that never quite rings true. The cast are great and the concepts weighty and fascinating, but too often it feels like parts were rushed to get to the bits Nolan was interested in (a bit bizarre in a 3-hour film). The 2001 references are likewise rather too on the nose. Admirable for it's scope and ambition, but lacking Nolan's normal skill in execution.