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  • Monkey Shines 1988

    ★★★ Added 1

    If you see only one monkey movie with an awkward quadriplegic sexy scene, make sure it's Monkey Shines. Bolstered by David Shire's incredibly sincere made-for-tv'esque score and a surprisingly non-hokey performance from Jason Beghe, Monkey Shines plays as a thriller by numbers that takes its sweet time in getting to the nitty gritty.

    This could have been awful. Cringe inducing, teeth grittingly terrible. The kind of movie that makes you lose respect for a film maker. Somehow, by hook or by crook, George Romero crafts a serviceable thriller with some solid performances.

  • This Filthy World 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2014

    An extremely interesting man who wins over his audience with charm, wit and humorous anecdotes mined from his hugely successful career in genre filmmaking. John Waters makes for a wonderful orator who had me in fits of stitches throughout the show.

    If you're a fan of Water's work then this should be a no brainer for you. Watch it. It's fantastic.

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  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012 13

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…

  • Dr. No 1962

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2012 3

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…