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  • Falcon Rising

    Falcon Rising 2014

    ★★★ Watched 20 May, 2015

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 May, 2015

    I frickin loved it. It feels like a big dumb 80's action movie (in a good way) in terms of setting, plot and production design, but done using modern techniques to the highest of standards. Plot is minimal and fed through in short bursts in amongst the action a lot of the time, which worked for me. It maybe could have done with slightly stronger stakes perhaps and it's strange (although not necessarily a problem) that Mad Max is practically…

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  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    I was so excited to see this after loving the first film and salivating over the trailers and mounting buzz surrounding its sequel. Whilst many have been craving the films leading up to the next Avengers instalment or discovering what's next for Spiderman or the X-Men, I've only had one sequel on my mind over the last year or two. Luckily it didn't disappoint.

    As a full film 'package' if you will, it's not quite as perfectly formed as The…

  • PTU

    PTU 2003

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2012

    Bizarrely, given my penchant for Asian genre films, this was the first Johnnie To film I've got around to seeing. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but I quite enjoyed it. Keeping plot to a minimum, the film focuses on style and dark humour to achieve its desired effect. Visually it's stunning and I loved the minimal sound design (although the music was a bit naff sometimes). Its quirky, vaguely surreal moments drew me in too. Unfortunately, with such…