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  • Cartel Land

    Cartel Land 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    At times amazing documentary about the chaos of the drug war told from the perspectives of two citizens militia groups (one Mexican led by a populist doctor, the other a kooky right wing "patriot" group based in Arizona). The fillmmakers were certainly brave - drug busts, actual shoot outs, run ins with Mexican military units and other situations are caught on camera. It also takes time to not only concentrate on the political issues around the drug war but also the human faces of the people the film follows, which adds an extra layer of interest only documentary cinema can.

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    The Lady from Shanghai 1947

    ★★★ Added

    Very highly regarded Orson Welles offbeat drama which is good but never truly brilliant, despite it's reputation. It's jarring and off at times, but at the same time that seems the intention so if you dig that kinda thing... Some great isolated moments, dunno what's going on with Welles Irish accent and my word Rita Hayworth in this is one of the sexiest women I've ever seen on screen... A film of moments more than anything completely whole.

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  • War Horse

    War Horse 2011

    Added 3

    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.

  • Red Tails

    Red Tails 2012