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  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Sep, 2015 2

    "Mr Scott, we have these spacesuits left over from Prometheus. Want me to toss them? Also, whilst we're on the subject, we paid for a good extra five minutes of "alien planet storm" last time, what shall we do with that?"

    So The Martian was the project Ridley Scott decided he would undertake before Prometheus 2. Eyebrows were raised at the time and despite Prometheus being the only film I watched three times in the cinema on its year of…

  • 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…

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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…