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  • Black Moon Rising 1986

    ★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    A fun way to start the day. If you've ever thought to yourself that Tommy Lee Jones needs to swerve his career into current Liam Neeson territory, then this is the audition tape you're looking for. He swaggers about in a leather jacket, mutters lines like "You're just not a winner, Marvin. You're not even a runner up" and manages to bed Linda Hamilton without hinting that he might fancy her at all. Smooth.

    The film begins with Quint -…

  • The Riot Club 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Sep, 2014

    This is a pretty fantastic film from writer, Laura Wade and director, Lone Scherfig. The play it's based on - Posh - is my favourite thing I've ever seen in the West End so I may be extremely biased, but this film impressively builds on the stageplay by introducing us to new characters and broadening the horizons a little bit. I have no idea how it will fare outside of the UK where we're all aware of The Bullingdon Club…

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  • The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…

  • Grace of Monaco 2014

    Watched 04 Jun, 2014

    What a wonderfully vacuous film. Believe the hype.

    Grace of Monaco comes across like a child has been given access to a huge budget and a camera for the first time, experimenting with editing and various shots that probably aren't used all that often. Yeah, there's probably a reason for that. It's like the camera they used had a malfunctioning zoom button. Slowly, slowly in we go until we're looking directly up Kidman's nostrils as she delivers an 'emotional' speech.…