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  • The Conversation

    The Conversation 1974

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2016

    I feel like I am experiencing Gene Hackman all over again. I have always loved him as an actor ever since my first experience of Superman. The Firm, Mississipi Burning, French Connection, the list be endless.

    This is Hackman playing a closed off human being who prides himself on spying into the lives of others. A very tense ride with an electric atmosphere created by Hackman and his interactions with others.

    My intention is to watch more of Hackman's less…

  • The Shuttered Room

    The Shuttered Room 1967

    ★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2016

    A strange one this. A film recorded in the UK but is supposed to be set in New England. Ollie Reed dressed in dodgy denim and an accent that would clear old Dickie Dyke of all past crimes. The script was written and changed many times and this is evident in the structure and plot. A film that works towards a dodgy twist that delivers in a very half hearted fashion. They burnt down a historical landmark for the sake…

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  • Spanglish

    Spanglish 2004

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    Adam Sandler in something good? Yes I was amazed as well. This is his best work since 'Punch Drunk'. For those who have seen this film and the film I just mentioned, we all know that Sandler can act very well. I think he just needs direction and when he has it, he is a very likable believable character in any film. What I really loved about this film is the subtle approach to an overused theme. Yes it is…

  • House 2: The Second Story

    House 2: The Second Story 1987

    Rewatched 28 Feb, 2016 2

    Some films in every franchise just step away from the norm and create just epic horror fun.

    This film could happily sit in the adventure realm and it is entertaining because of it's quirky nature.

    I saw this about 25 years ago and it has aged but what it does well is just have fun. Other films like this are Waxwork and Waxwork through time and these films just take you on a journey .

    We need more films like these to entertain the little horror, adventurer freak addict that exists in us all.

    Also, skeleton cowboys are awesome - smile if you remember Bravestar....