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  • National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

    National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Aug, 2015 3

    "Luger, you came"

    "... that's personal"

    Released in 1993 when audiences still had hope for John McClane, Riggs and Murtaugh and the whole Action'y Cop genre Loaded Weapon 1 wasn't looked on favourably. Wind the clock forward 18 years and this National Lampoon movie is right up there with any of the ZAZ films (Naked Gun, Airplane, Kentucky Fried Movie) in terms of irreverent silliness.

    There's a very clear appreciation for the genre it's sending up in much the same…

  • Tim's Vermeer

    Tim's Vermeer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2015

    A thoroughly intriguing insight into one theory behind Vermeer's near photorealistic painting technique. Watch as an incalculably successful (read "wealthy") man takes months away from work in order to recreate what he believe's was Vermeer's painting method.

    Slow paced, methodical and meticulous pretty much sum up the documentary and the artistic process it captures. A little dry in places but watching the method evolve from theory through practice is rewarding to witness.

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    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

    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…