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  • Where to Invade Next

    Where to Invade Next 2015

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jun, 2016

    Enjoyable, sometimes funny and thought provoking Michael Moore documentary which attempts to challenge American exceptionalism and encourage Americans to adopt European social democratic policies. It is what it is, an easy enough watch but nothing brilliant.

  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★★ Watched 20 Jun, 2016

    Jeff Nichol's is one of my favourite modern American filmmakers - "Shotgun Stories", "Take Shelter" and "Mud" are three excellent pieces of Americana, but this is my first disappointment. It's an 80's Spielberg influenced sci fi tale about a broken family trying to protect their son (who has mysterious powers) from the clutches of the federal government. Starts off intriguing but ends up predictable and unsatisfying - characters don't go anywhere, it lacks any memorable set pieces and ultimately ends up a bit daft. Hopefully now Nichols will return to the social realist Americana he is so good at. Just goes nowhere this one.

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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