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  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist 2015

    ★★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2015

    Alright, let's just get this out of the way right now. This is a pointless venture for many of us old enough to remember Craig T Nelson haring about his recently purchased, generously proportioned, suburban, middle-class home, trying to solve the supernatural problems his family face by iron will, ignorance, denial and sheer bloody-mindedness. And why is this therefore such a waste of your time? Does it suck like the latest Hoover with a Dyson inferiority complex and a paranoia…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    It's an almost certainty that without George Miller, Mel Gibson would be a relative nobody. And without doubt the success of the first generation of Mad Max movies did not rely upon the talents of a man that went on to make a film with a stuffed beaver. Like this, the man responsible was not the former police officer on a quest for revenge, but the man pointing the camera and unleashing his own brand of unique and frightening chaos…

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  • American Beauty

    American Beauty 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jul, 2012

    I was hooked by the time the opening narration from Lester Burnham was over. As the camera tracks down the street where Joe Anybody lives in the comfortable, safe, predictable burbs of white, middle class America, we learn that this is the last year of Lester's life and from beyond the grave, he is going to tell you what he's learnt about just what life should really be about. Too late for Lester, but not for us.

    American Beauty simply…

  • Arbitrage

    Arbitrage 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Sep, 2012 3

    Why does a man that wants to sell his company for reasons that would suggest that he needs to spend more time with his family have to be handed the gifts for his grandchildren after a trip away by his butler when he returns home, having clearly not bought them himself?

    Perhaps he isn't the man he is purporting to be? Well this much becomes obvious in the first fifteen minutes.
    The man claiming to be dedicated to his family…