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  • Road House

    Road House

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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    World-weary chanteuse Ida Lupino comes between 2 old friends - the genial Cornel Wilde and the unstable Richard Widmark.

    Road House is a tale of obsessive love – a rich, spoiled man used to bringing acts to town as his personal playthings during their season in the Road House hires a new singer who has so far rebuffed his advances. Widmark's Jefty seems superficially a nice, simple guy – but we watch the careful reactions of people around…

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    ★★★★

    In a way I wonder if Pacific Rim started with someone obsessing over easily the dumbest bit of Independence Day until they conceived of a world where they could repeat the scene where it wouldn’t be nonsense. And there are a lot of nods to Independence Day in Pacific Rim, not least the speech that features in the trailer as Idris Elba goes all Henry V. A couple to Godzilla too, unsurprisingly given the subject matter. And the remake of…

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  • Nameless Gangster

    Nameless Gangster

    ★★½

    Choi is solid, but the film itself is all over the place and barely bothers to join up the set-pieces.

  • Shadow Dancer

    Shadow Dancer

    ★★★

    Very well performed and some well-contructed moments (eg the IRA funeral), but the underlying story is often simplistic and careless. Not impressed with the repeated issued with camera focus either.