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  • Ruthless People

    Ruthless People 1986

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Feb, 2016 2

    "Et tu, Adolf?"

    This should be considered a canonical prequel to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

  • Penthouse North

    Penthouse North 2013

    ★½ Watched 19 Jan, 2016

    A pseudo-remake of Wait Until Dark with Michael Keaton in the Alan Arkin role terrorizing a blind Michelle Monaghan. They both deserve better than this cheap Lifetime-quality thriller.

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Jan, 2016

    It's not style over substance. The style is the substance.

  • The Hudsucker Proxy

    The Hudsucker Proxy 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Jan, 2016 2

    Jennifer Jason Leigh should've used her fast-talking '50s voice in The Hateful Eight.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★ Watched 11 Jan, 2016 1

    Tom Hardy is MVP by embracing movie's inherent schlockiness and playing his character as Snidely Whiplash.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2016

    Yes. They were quite hateful.

  • Run All Night

    Run All Night 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2016

    Jaume Collet-Serra is the king of modern 7/10 b-movies.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2015

    J.J. Abrams has the wrong idea about escapist entertainment. He thinks by reusing familiar plot elements and cutting down on exposition in favour of pace that he's making a lean popcorn movie which draws the audience in and never loses their attention, but instead creates an endless series of moments which continually draw you out of the experience. It's not escapism when your brain has to kick in and asks "wait, they built ANOTHER Death Star? Why?" or "why did…

  • Rocky Balboa

    Rocky Balboa 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Dec, 2015

    The Rocky sequel which finds the perfect montage/monologue ratio.

  • Rocky V

    Rocky V 1990

    ★★ Rewatched 27 Dec, 2015

    + 50 stars for Mickey's speech
    - 48 stars for Tommy Gunn

  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Nov, 2015

    "The tar-hot tires of an Aston DB10 clinging to cobblestone as it speeds recklessly through the streets of Rome. A helicopter saying 'to hell with gravity!' (not really) and flipping through the air like a discarded Topshop receipt. A series of suit-and-trouser combinations which provide both style AND the freedom of movement required by a British Intelligence Agent in the field. These are only some of the astounding sights you'll see in Spectre, the latest adventure for the UK's favourite spy man James Bond."

    - the opening of Alan Patridge's 5-star Spectre review

  • The Leisure Class

    The Leisure Class 2015

    ½ Watched 05 Nov, 2015

    Congratulations to Jason Mann on staying true to his idiosyncratic vision and not compromising his farce with humour, logical pacing, understandable character motivation, general plot coherence or visual quality above that of a TV movie.