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  • Cold in July 2014

    ★★½ Added

    A mystery in East Texas brings three people together to uncover the plot. I've been looking forward to "Cold In July" for quite a while, it has all the hallmarks of something i'd enjoy - set in Texas, in the 80s, with an electronic synth soundtrack and some hard boiled violence. That's a great concept, but the film doesn't do that set of genre conventions justice. I was expecting a sort of "Drive" set in Texas, but this doesn't have…

  • The Manchurian Candidate 2004

    ★★ Added

    Weird conspiracy remake by Jonathan Demme. It's not shit but it's not that good either - tries to be a comment on post-Iraq America and does a good job of showing the US political machine's subservience to corporate power.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    Documentary about"El Topo" director Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt at making "Dune" in the early 70's. Jodorowsky had put together an amazing team to try and pull it off - music by Pink Floyd, art design by Mobieus, Chris Foss and HR Giger, special effects by Dan O'Bannon, as well as a cast including Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and David Carradine. This is a film about filmmaking, about Jodorowsky's absolute commitment to his vision - he's a an eccentric and inspiring…

  • War Horse 2011

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    Manipulative, boring, emotionally simplistic drama directed by Steven Spielberg. The film is way too long, as usual with directors like Spielberg, he thinks he is making an epic for the sake of making an epic so it's very long winded. I'm something of an animal lover, but i gotta be honest, i didn't give a fuck about this fella or his horse.