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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★½

    The first movie up in our re-watch of the entire saga in honour of Carrie Fisher.

    A New Hope, or just "Star Wars" as it is on the Despecialised Edition that we watched, still manages to charm and impress despite its rough edges. Because I'm a huge geek I know all about the behind the scenes struggles that George Lucas faced in making this film. They ran the full gamut from script woes, temperamental actors, weather-related disasters in Tunisia (which…

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Watched again for about the 30th time as part of me and my wife's re-watch of the entire saga in honour of Carrie Fisher.

    What a fucking masterpiece this film is. Every aspect is impressive. The special effects, which are a vast improvement over the already good Episode IV, still hold up even today. The action set-pieces are brilliantly conceived and filmed, and the pacing is spot-on. The dialogue, which has arguably always been the low-point of the Star Wars…

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★½

    Rewatched on Blu-ray. The film definitely still packs a hell of a punch. Certain elements have dated, but overall it holds up even now. The special effects, which were state of the art at the time, are still impressive in their own way. Basically, this is one of the greatest action movies of all time and I'll always love it.

  • The Fountain

    The Fountain

    ★★★★½

    An utterly beautiful film. Visually, thematically and musically it is a joy to behold. The performances are heartbreaking and real. Jackman in particular is a revelation.

    This is a very divisive film. In fact, look on most film review websites and you'll see positive and negative reviews are split almost right down the middle.

    I can definitely see why people wouldn't like the movie. It's pretentious, confusing, and the basic story might be seen to be emotionally manipulative. On the…