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  • The Exterminator

    The Exterminator 1980

    ★★★½ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2016

    When I was a kid, The Exterminator (and its sequel) was known as "the one with the guy with the flamethrower on the cover". In truth, troubled Vietnam vet John Eastland (baby-faced Robert Ginty) only uses the flamethrower briefly in the first film, and only wears that neat motorcycle helmet for a moment (unsurprisingly, it's when he's riding a motorcycle), but that image was enough to make this nasty little film a sizable hit in its day and make it…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 May, 2015

    *throws all of his action movies in the garbage*

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  • The Artist

    The Artist 2011

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2012 4

    It looks great. It - perhaps ironically - sounds great. The acting is fine, particularly from Jean Dujardin and Uggie the dog. But while the novelty of a modern silent film is fun (with all due respect to Mel Brooks SILENT MOVIE), it feels more like a stylistic exercise or a short film stretched to feature length rather than a complete work. It's so slight and breezy, and instantly forgettable.

  • Miami Connection

    Miami Connection 1987

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2013

    It's the same old story. A group of orphan Taekwondo experts form a synth-pop band and fight ninja drug dealers while fending off attacks from rival bands and celebrating peace and friendship. Yet, somehow this lost 80s oddity manages to add the element of EXTREME VIOLENCE just to give it that certain je ne sais quoi. Thank goodness this bizarre action picture was rescued from obscurity.