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  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 Oct, 2015

    Fantastic performance from Muni in a superbly tense thriller that has stood the test of time very well.

  • Let's Make Love

    Let's Make Love 1960

    ★★★ Watched 27 Sep, 2015

    My heart belongs to Marilyn

    A plot not worthy of it's near 2 hour run time, but Monroe was a delight and the cameos from Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Milton Berle were entertaining

  • I Am Ali

    I Am Ali 2014

    ★★½ Watched 25 Sep, 2015

    He deserves a better doc than this

  • Ran

    Ran 1985

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Sep, 2015

    A simply stunning, complete film. 2h 40m that I didn't want to end.

    The epic Shakespearean storytelling, the score, the cinematography, the direction, the stillness, the chaos, the acting, but most of all the sheer beauty and colour on display.

    One of the rare films worthy of the term epic.

  • The Sandlot

    The Sandlot 1993

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Sep, 2015

    As good a kids sports film that I've seen

  • American Ultra

    American Ultra 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Sep, 2015

    That was fun

  • 42nd Street

    42nd Street 1933

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2015

    The first hour was a bit of a chore, too many characters and not enough dancing, but Worth watching for the last two big numbers that were mesmerising

  • Silver Bullets

    Silver Bullets 2011

    ½ Watched 13 Sep, 2015

    Thankfully it was only 69 minutes

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar 1966

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2015

    Although I appreciated the film, ultimately I struggled to engage or empathise with it.

    Bresson's method to remove any sense of acting from the cast along with the weak characters that were portrayed, just left me sad and depressed, but not for the reasons the director probably intended.

  • Making a Splash

    Making a Splash 1984

    ★★½ Watched 10 Aug, 2015

    Music drove me insane

  • Aloha

    Aloha 2015

    ★½ Watched 09 Aug, 2015

    What a mess. My 3/10 is all for Emma Stone!

  • Fastest

    Fastest 2011

    ★★½ Watched 09 Aug, 2015

    How the filmmakers took something so exciting and made it appear so boring is beyond me